Thunderstorms. Low 51F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Locally heavy rainfall possible..
Thunderstorms. Low 51F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Locally heavy rainfall possible.
Updated: February 20, 2019 @ 4:28 pm
Two days of heavy rain capped off an already wet 2018, bringing flooding to parts of Haywood County along the rivers.
STORM WATER — This manhole cover at the head of Allen’s Creek road had water — and what appeared to be soggy toilet paper — spewing out due to heavy rains.
FLOODING IN CLYDE — The Pigeon River overflowing its banks in Clyde at Riverside Park. Following the floods of 2004 during hurricane season the park was created to help divert water from the town.
NO LOOP TODAY — Those who regularly walk the Canton Recreation Park loop will have to back track — unless they have fishing waders.
WHERE TO SWIM — Ducks that tried to take their customary swim at the Canton Recreation park kept getting swept downstream and had trouble getting to shore.
CLOSED — One lane of Thickety Road in Clyde was closed Friday due to water encroaching on the roadway.
Overflowing — Low spots along Hyder Mountain Road in Clyde were flooding Friday afternoon.
FRANCIS FARM — This photo was taken above the road to thee Francis Farm Landfill where a reader reported white foam was evident as one point during the rains.
BALL FIELD SAFE — The bridge near the Tuscola baseball field just off U.S. Business 23, showed that the water was high high, but hadn't risen over the bridge by early Friday afternoon, but which time the hard rains had subsided.
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE — This image taken off Allen's Creek Road shows storm water heading into Allen's Creek.
SAFE SO FAR — By Friday afternoon, Panacea and Frog Level Brewing dodged the bullet when it came to flooding as the river water had barely left the banks.
SOGGY — While there was ample evidence the Thursday and Friday rain had left puddles at the long-closed Francis Farm landfill, there was no white foam by early afternoon as had been reported by some readers.
Near flood stage — Pigeon River nears flood stage, producing minor flooding in the Canton Rec Park, as it crests on Friday, Dec. 28.
It appears Haywood County dodged a bullet with Friday’s torrential rain storm.
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