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Many helping hands on snowy night

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We were travelling east on Dugald Road when it became very stormy and we had trouble seeing the street.

We decided to turn left onto Beghin Road to Camiel Sys Street in order to avoid the much heavier traffic on Dugald. (I knew both of the people these streets are named for, so I felt very safe!)

I should have realized that Camiel Sys Street is in an open area. When I reached the open area, I could not see in front of me and I went off the road.

I started blowing the horn. Two cars and a van stopped. A very nice lad and gentleman came to our rescue and attempted to push us out. However, the snow and sleet pellets were hitting them so hard they just couldn’t do it.

Then a truck and another kind gentleman hooked up a chain and pulled us out.

Unfortunately, I was unaware that our car is a front wheel drive, and I should have put it in neutral. From then on, I had very little control of the steering.

To make matters worse, my husband thought I was driving like that on purpose.

All the way down Plessis Road onto the TransCanada Highway, all the way to Canadian Tire, we travelled at five miles an hour with our flashers on. There we were told our two rear lugs were broken, but by then, who cared? We were out of that car, off the road, and warm as fresh toast!

I would like to say thank you so very much to those three wonderful people. We could have been two frozen fish sticks!

Thank you, thank you, and thank you.

God bless you all.

— Clare and Nancy Silk

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