Gunn Road

Johnathon O’Laney examines the size of the washout on the Gunn 4 Road in River John. The province’s Department of Public Works has signs up advising motorists the road is closed.

A washout on the Gunn 4 Road in northwestern Pictou County has residents calling for swift and complete repairs.

Debbie O’Laney lives at 1553 Gunn 4 Rd. and is among those who depend on access from both ends of it. The road intersects the Bigney Road to the north near Welsford and the Black River Road to the south at East Branch River John. It’s been washed out since heavy rains that caused flooding in parts of Pictou County in February. The Department of Public Works has a sign on the road saying it’s closed.


Steve Goodwin is never without his camera and a notebook. He has been covering news and sports in Pictou County for more than four decades.