2018-09-13 / Front Page

Rain Closes County Roads



Water spills over the banks of Licking Creek along a portion of Route 655 south of Hustontown that was closed to traffic Monday. A thunderstorm last Friday evening was the prelude to a weekend of steady rain that continued into Monday, closing some county roads and all three county schools by mid-day. The rain was still falling Tuesday as the “News” was put to bed and more will follow as the week winds down, thanks to Hurricane Florence, which has been described as a “beast” by meteorologists. The Category 4 hurricane has the potential to cause massive damage to parts of the southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States. More than a million people are expected to evacuate coastal areas of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina before the storm makes landfall. Water spills over the banks of Licking Creek along a portion of Route 655 south of Hustontown that was closed to traffic Monday. A thunderstorm last Friday evening was the prelude to a weekend of steady rain that continued into Monday, closing some county roads and all three county schools by mid-day. The rain was still falling Tuesday as the “News” was put to bed and more will follow as the week winds down, thanks to Hurricane Florence, which has been described as a “beast” by meteorologists. The Category 4 hurricane has the potential to cause massive damage to parts of the southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States. More than a million people are expected to evacuate coastal areas of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina before the storm makes landfall.

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