County escapes major flooding problems

Andrew Wagstaff
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Smith Road in Nappan flooded again this year, but overall Cumberland County has so far escaped the major flooding that was expected with the winter meltdown. Contributed by Darlene Ripley

UPPER NAPPAN – Aside from a couple areas that have problems with flooding every spring, Cumberland County has so far avoided extreme problems that had been expected.

Regional emergency measures co-ordinator Jim Hannon said it’s been so far, so good in the county, as the large amount of snow that had accumulated during the winter months steadily melts under recent warm temperatures.

“It’s gone surprisingly well, with the amount of rain and snow we’ve had,” said Hannon. “Considering all the snow we got this winter, we anticipated a lot more flooding than what we got.”

(For the full story, see the March 19 issue of The Citizen)

Flooding so far this month has resulted in the temporary closure of Smith Road in Nappan, which Hannon identified as a “problem area every year” and they are “looking at” the situation there.

Organizations: The Citizen

Geographic location: Cumberland County, Smith Road

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