In­un­da­tion abounds

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - Staff North Hat­ley

As the well-known Pilsen wa­ter level sign in­di­cated late yes­ter­day af­ter­noon, the wa­ter level of lake Mas­saw­ippi was al­most 4 feet above its nor­mal level. There were some evac­u­a­tions ear­lier in the day and streets in Hat­ley Town­ship, near Ayer’s Cliff, were closed as was the 108 near the Capel­ton drive, forc­ing mo­torists to find an­other way to get into North Hat­ley if they came from the south­ern part of Sher­brooke; the wa­ter there had risen by about 2 feet . Wa­ter was rush­ing through the still not com­pletely fin­ished dam at more than three times the nor­mal flow.

The sit­u­a­tion was ex­pected to get worse through the evening.

photo Stanstead Jour­nal

The North Hat­ley dam over­flowed.

photo Stanstead Jour­nal

All of North Hat­ley’s down­town park was un­der wa­ter.

photo Stanstead Jour­nal

Cars had to be parked far away from their homes.

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