Etown works on washed out road

Damage to Hurricane Mountain Lane in Elizabethtown.

Damage to Hurricane Mountain Lane in Elizabethtown.

— The Boquet River’s shoreline reached the edge of Route 9 by 10 a.m., causing state highway workers to close the road to anyone but local traffic. Along the same route, the entryway to Otis Lane was submerged under a foot of water for several hours.

“People have been coming in and telling me how the flooding has reminded them of Irene and other storms,” said Postmistress at the New Russia Post Office Sandy Denton.

In Elizabethtown, the Branch was smashing into the bridge’s bottom on Water Street.

River street resident Carla Whitney said she had already left her home after watching water surround her car and fill the basement of her apartment building.

“The water was coming up around my car, I called up my landlord and he told me I should get out of the house, by the time I hung up the phone the water was getting higher around my car,” said Whitney. “If you walk across the bridges you can feel it. It wasn’t nearly this bad last night but already I can see it’s not as high as it was.”

Charmain Fenoff said the basement of her salon, Charms Hands Spa-Salon was flooded at 10 a.m.

The rain subsided and the river dropped several feet by the afternoon allowing roadways to reopen.

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