Rain caused havoc in St. Alban’s area

Cindy Cox
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The weather has been unpredictable this year.

Rain build-up on Ruston Avenue on January 15.

 Last week the snow was covering the ground with nowhere to put the white fluffy stuff and today, January 15, the green grass is very visible throughout St. Alban’s.

The rain started Tuesday night near midnight and by early morning the Hydro station had recorded 22 mm.  The wind and rain continued on until noon with another 22mm recorded, and the combination of high winds made for a very miserable morning.

Several residents had some minor water damage in their homes and others had issues with water build up in their Cul De Sac that was over a foot deep.

There were a few areas in town where the sides of the road were washing out. High winds took down a 40-foot tree near a residence, and the ditches were level with water to the pavement with some running over with nowhere to drain.

Residents have serious concerns regarding the potholes throughout town being so deep and plentiful. After the rain the roads seem to have deteriorated more where the holes are impossible to avoid.

Charles Collier was awakened in the early morning by a loud sound outside and when he got up to look, a tree had fallen just outside his home. No damage was done to the home but Mr. Collier stated that if it had fallen the other way it would have come right across his home.

The rain, wind and nine degree temperature made snow piles to melt away leaving many at the end of the day with a green lawn visible, and the worry of what’s to come next with the winter season just beginning.


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