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Sunday, January 16, 2011

It’s Flooding On The Mountain…

47 degrees outside - 9:00 am - foggy, heavy rain and flooding...

It has been raining almost non-stop since last Wednesday.  In the past four days we have gotten a total of 16.24 inches of rain and it is still coming down hard!  The warmer weather (now in the 40’s) along with the near constant rain has melted all the snow.  Everything is now flooding.  With the snowmelt and the rain together it is too much for the culverts along the driveway and the county road and the water is now running over the road in numerous spots.  Below are pictures of our driveway where the water has taken over.  They are a little blurry because they were taken thru the rain and fog.

The goal for today is for Tony to jump into the excavator and try to save the driveway and keep it passable so we can still get in and out.  We will not be able to completely repair it until it stops raining.

{ Update: 8:51 pm }
The parts to repair the snowblower are here, but instead of working on that today Tony was trying to salvage the driveway.  The above pictures don't even compare to how bad the road got before Tony was able to divert the water and make it passable.  It will take about another two days of excavator work before the driveway is 'repaired'.

1 comment:

  1. Craziness, Jean!! Time to get a boat!! Good thing you have an awesome 4x4 to help (and a handy husband)...



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