For Immediate Release
"Closing the road is the best way to ensure the safety of residents and visits. Once parked, people were then crossing County Road 8 to get to Mono Cliffs Park, right at an S-bend which is itself a hazard." said Mayor Ryan.
Recognizing that large crowds would likely be coming to visit Mono parks, as walking is one of the few outlets available to people under the current Stay-at-Home order, Mono Council instituted a range of parking measures over the last several months including hiring more bylaw enforcement officers. While Mono Cliffs Provincial Park is seeing the greatest influx of visitors, other parks have not been immune. Hockley Valley Nature Reserve and Island Lake Conservation Area are dealing with the same issues. And like Mono Cliffs, the problems are spilling onto Town roads. Council will be discussing the fallout from this weekend's traffic at their meeting on Tuesday morning.
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