BIBLE HILL, N.S. – Heavy rain, melting snow and river ice resulted in the Monday afternoon closing of a section of road between Park Street and Highway 311.
Park Street had also been closed earlier in the day as Salmon River overflowed its banks with cascading torrents of water.
Motorists travelling through the Subway underpass Monday morning also had to slow to a crawl because of flooded conditions there. By mid-afternoon, however, the water had subsided in that area.
Water from Salmon River had also overflowed its banks in the low-lying areas of East Queen Street, although it never got high enough to reach the road.
And, by early afternoon, the Stanfield ball field was completely submerged.
Environment Canada had earlier predicted between 20 to 30 mm of rain on Monday, along with wind gusts ranging between 30 km/h and 70 km/h throughout the day.
Rain showers or flurries were predicted to clear during the evening with the winds expected to become light after midnight. The temperature, which had reached a high of 11 C by early afternoon had dropped to 5 C by late afternoon and was expected to be about – 8 C by sunrise this morning.
The forecast for today calls for increasing cloudiness with periods of light snow beginning in the afternoon.
Today’s high is forecast to be – 4 C with periods of snow ending near midnight.
Snowfall amount was predicted at two cm.