#GlobalNews: “‘It was coming down really hard’: Flash flooding hits east Saint John – New Brunswick” #Toronto #Montreal #Calgary #Ottawa #Canada


After a protracted stretch of humid however dry climate in southern New Brunswick, there was flash flooding Thursday through the morning commute in components of east Saint John.

Environment Canada was calling for as much as 40 mm of rain all through the day, however in accordance with metropolis officers, nearly all of that fell in about an hour and a half starting round eight am.

“The intensity of the rain this morning was considerable and it was coming down really hard, so if it comes down that fast, it can overwhelm the capacity of our systems to drain that away,” says Michael Hugenholtz, town’s transportation commissioner.

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That’s precisely what occurred, as manhole covers in locations blew off on account of flooded storm drains.

City crews barricaded near 10 areas with as a lot as two toes of water in locations, together with components of Rothesay Avenue, Westmorland Road and McAlister Drive.

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There was no harm ensuing from the flooding, but it surely’s reported a minimum of a few autos stalled whereas crossing a flooded space and wanted to be towed.

Extra crews weren’t required to deal with the flooding and barricades had been all eliminated by late morning.

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