Newspaper article The Canadian Press

N.S. Town Closely Watching Water Levels after Cars Frozen in Flash Flood

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

N.S. Town Closely Watching Water Levels after Cars Frozen in Flash Flood

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Town watching high water levels after floods

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ANTIGONISH, N.S. - A Nova Scotia town is closely watching water levels after a brook twice overflowed its banks and swamped a commercial area, encasing 23 cars in slushy ice within minutes.

Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher says a parking lot flooded Monday after 60 millimetre of rain came down in 24 hours.

The same lot had been submerged on Friday, after sudden, heavy rains and then a flash freeze that encased nearly two dozen cars in slushy ice.

"The parking lot went from a little bit wet to completely flooded, with 23 cars left stranded, in about 10 to 15 minutes," Boucher said Tuesday.

"It went from plus-7 to minus-2, so it was a very quick drop and so we couldn't get the cars out till the next day. …

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