It took five years but a damaged road that has upended its residents' lives has finally been repaired

Emily Campbell recalls the discomfort of navigating a rough detour along the west bank of the Fraser River, south of Quesnel, B.C., following the main road’s destruction from floodwaters in April 2018.

“The detour was honestly the worst [and] pretty harrowing,” Campbell told host Carolina de Ryk on CBC’s Daybreak North of the ill-maintained Garner Road, west of West Fraser Road. 

“I’ve lost a whole load of eggs just going over a pothole on that road.”

Campbell said she also had five tires blow out while driving the forest service road, and saw no lights along the route at night.

After years of enduring those challenges, travelling between Quesnel and her former hometown of

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