West Lincoln accepts payout for damage to roads by Niagara Wind

Mothers Against Wind Turbines Inc.

DSCN4358 Enercon wind turbines of Niagara Wind project towering over trees in Lowbanks, Ontario

WEST LINCOLN — Residents on Elcho Road did not want to go another winter with their road this way.

What was once a paved roadway has been stripped back to gravel after heavy trucks and machinery pummelled the pavement in the building of the Niagara Region Wind Farm.

“It’s brutal living on the road right now,” said Paul Reece, who has lived there for over 20 years. “We need it fixed, ASAP.”

A number of residents came out to council on Monday night to urge those around the horseshoe to fix the road.

Jim Greenwood is a farmer, and he says the dust is so bad when he drives his tractor down the road that he has to stop when he’s around children, because he simply can’t see them.

“When it’s dry, the dust is so bad,”…

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