Street villain kills road sign by Larose Forest

Posted on 20th March 2016 by monlimoges in Larose Forest,Limoges & Forest

LimogesA “road closed” sign has been smashed to pieces on Indian Creek Road, less than 750 metres away from the closure point at Clarence/Cambridge Boundary Road. This first orange sign served as warning sign ahead of the actual “Road Closed” sign at the corner of Indian Creek, Clarence/Cambridge, and Grant roads.

The sign was smashed either in the dark evening of March 19th or the morning of March 20th. By mid afternoon on March 20th, local residents had gathered the debris to the side of the road and “constructed” a new, shortened temporary Road/Closed warning.

With the exception of local traffic (there is a property on Clarence/Cambridge Road beyond the Road Closed sign), the dirt/gravel road is supposed to be closed. An advisement was posted on March 15th because, at the time, parts of the road had been flooded. One area that was still flooded on the morning of March 17th, however, was mostly dried up by March 19th.

Indian Creek Road, in North Limoges, serves as an access point to Larose Forest’s P1 parking. Access to Larose Forest was not closed, however the smashed sign was supposed to serve as a warning that a full closure was up ahead. Clarence/Cambridge Road begins after the Indian Creek Road “turn” north to Larose Forest’s P1 parking; Clarence/Cambridge Road then runs approximately nine kilometres before it reaches a series of houses just before Champlain Road (which goes north to the village of Bourget).

In our region, Larose Forest is a 27,000-acre forest that features hardwoods, conifers (including red pine, white pine, and spruce), wetlands, and streams. It is noted as the second-largest planted forest in southern Ontario, a project initiated by Mr. Ferdinand Larose and local farmers in 1928. Today, the forest is managed by the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, spanning four Ontario municipalities (Russell, The Nation, Alfred-Plantagenet, and Clarence-Rockland) just east of the nation’s capital city of Ottawa.