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TOWN FLOOD CONDITIONS PREVAILED LAST WEEK-END

Originally published May 15, 1936 WORKERS ARE KEPT BUSY With a temperature change to mild weather which started last mid-week the snow rapidly melted and the water filled streams to overflow capacity.
135 - Flood - May 15, 1936

Originally published May 15, 1936

WORKERS ARE KEPT BUSY

With a temperature change to mild weather which started last mid-week the snow rapidly melted and the water filled streams to overflow capacity. Thursday the ice began to break up and move with the result that it became blocked in places and caused the water to overflow on to the roads, particularly on No. 1 highway between the bridge and the creamery, and on King Street adjacent to the home of R. Glass.

The foot bridge on Ninth Avenue was saved by good work of town employees who had it anchored with cables and worked hard to clear the huge cakes of ice that otherwise might have crashed it. Thursday night the water level went down about eighteen inches, but on Friday it rose to new heights and large crowds were interested all afternoon and evening. Friday afternoon the creamery was entirely surrounded by water.

The C.N.R. had a gang of ten men working practically all of Friday until sunrise Saturday morning, opening drains a few miles south of town to carry away water that was running over the rails for a considerable distance.

So as far as reported no particular damage was done except what may result from flooded cellars.