February flooding closes highway

Rose Willigar
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February flooding closes highway

PARRSBORO - Getting out of Parrsboro was quite an ordeal on the morning of Feb. 19 due to flood damage to roads outside of the town limits due to heavy rainfall and melting snow.

Flooding damaged roads on Highway 2, Neville Road, Harrison Settlement Road and Canaan Road.

I expect the roads to be in this condition here at the intersection of Harrison Settlement Road, Canaan Road and Highway 2 to be the same for the next 12 to 14 hours, said Greg Frail, operation supervisor with the Department of Transportation.

Until the temperature falls I expect the flooding to continue. Theres not much we can do except let the water run off, but with the snow melting that wont happen, Frail said.

The supervisor said he expected there to be a high amount of flooding throughout Cumberland County, but advised one individual stopped along the highway, if it was necessary to get through, to take Lynn Mountain Road.

For more stories and photographs from Parrsboro and area pick up a copy of this week's edition of The Citizen

Organizations: Department of Transportation

Geographic location: PARRSBORO, Canaan Road, Neville Road Harrison Settlement Road Cumberland County Lynn Mountain Road

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