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French side? #267944
11/05/2021 08:44 AM
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blackmercedes Offline OP
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So..can we go across the bridge and get to Marigot and French side? Or should we not go over there? First time ever. It was scary turning around at sandy ground bridge yesterday….

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Re: French side? [Re: blackmercedes] #267945
11/05/2021 08:48 AM
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Sandy Ground and French Quarter still blocked


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Re: French side? [Re: blackmercedes] #267946
11/05/2021 08:57 AM
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I think that the Causeway direction is still open, but if it were me, I think I'd not try to go, for fear of possibly not being able to get back to the Dutch side. I'd give it a couple of days.


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Re: French side? [Re: blackmercedes] #267947
11/05/2021 09:26 AM
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Well this is unfortunate. We arrive tomorrow for two weeks near Dawn Beach. Does anyone know if the French side of Oyster Pond is accessible?

Re: French side? [Re: blackmercedes] #267949
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I have long-time friends on the French side, and I was a part-owner of a house there for awhile. I don't like road closures, but I respect their right to protest. I stick to the Dutch side when they are exercising that right. I don't recall a protest when I was part-owner of a place in Orleans, but if there was one, I would have either found another route or just stayed home.

Re: French side? [Re: blackmercedes] #267950
11/05/2021 09:35 AM
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Thank you. We will be safe I guess and not go over. Very disappointed. We are thankful that we aren’t staying over there this time.

Re: French side? [Re: Oldenuf2knowbttr] #267951
11/05/2021 09:41 AM
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Yes, you can get to Oyster Pond, but not via Orleans.


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Re: French side? [Re: blackmercedes] #267952
11/05/2021 09:49 AM
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We are flying in tomorrow afternoon (Saturday) and are headed to Orient Beach. It sounds like the recommendation is to simply take the long way around the Dutch side through Oyster Pond and on to Orient? (Actually--as I look further, that would take us through the French Quarter which sounds blocked. So is the answer to go over the causeway and bypass Sandy Ground?

Last edited by DCBill; 11/05/2021 10:00 AM. Reason: more info
Re: French side? [Re: blackmercedes] #267953
11/05/2021 09:53 AM
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Thanks Elaine.

Re: French side? [Re: DCBill] #267954
11/05/2021 09:53 AM
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No, Oyster Pond to Orient is currently blocked, as of today. Your best bet would be to try to go via the Causeway and through Marigot.


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Re: French side? [Re: Carol_Hill] #267955
11/05/2021 10:00 AM
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Thank you, Carol--I was just updating my post as I saw the Oyster Pond to Orient blockage. We will go via the causeway and through Marigot!

Re: French side? [Re: DCBill] #267958
11/05/2021 10:20 AM
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Good luck. Hopefully things will clear up soon.


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