Severe flooding to cost Corner Brook ‘millions’ in damage
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 10:53 AM – Heavy rain has inundated Corner Brook, N.L., with flood damage estimated to be in the millions, according to mayor Jim Parsons.
A state of emergency was declared on behalf of Parsons on Saturday as rapid snow melt and heavy downpours washed out roads and overwhelmed the municipal drainage system.
"The depot is a question mark right now, which could potentially affect ongoing operations," Parsons told The Weather Network Sunday morning.
Our snow clearing operation is a substantial one, and if the depot is compromised then that is going to throw a monkey wrench in there of course."
"Water is receding, so we’ve been able to open up the main bridge that connects both halves of the city," the mayor said.
"We have significant road damage.
"The general public is strongly advised to stay off the banks and stay away from all running water areas, streams and creeks as safety concerns remain in effect," a media advisory reads.
The only advisory that remains in effect is for freezing drizzle in parts of northern Newfoundland, including Bonavista North, Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor.
"Freezing drizzle may at times mix with flurries."
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