BIBLE HILL – Some minor flooding early Friday morning was nothing to worry about said transportation department officials.
Motorists woke up to find some water in the Bible Hill subway on Main Street on Friday morning. Weather leading up to then was not excessive, leaving questions in some people’s minds as to why there was any flooding at all.
Paul MacDonald, the Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Department’s operations supervisor, told the Truro Daily News the ice jams in the Salmon River and nearby catch basins were to blame.
“Water comes up under the catch basin under the CN Rail system (by the subway) and with the ice problems (in the river) the water can’t penetrate and jams the catch basin,” said MacDonald. “It’s been going on for years.”
Ron Smith, a dispatcher with the transportation department, said the water at the subway was already receding in the morning.
“It’s nothing to stop people … nothing to worry about,” said Smith, adding there were culverts throughout the county that had minor “sporadic” flooding.
Chuck Roberts, an engineer with the Town of Truro, told this paper there weren’t any issues of concern in the town on Friday morning.