September 8, 2008
Mood upbeat in Parks after rains

GOFFSTOWN - In the aftermath of tropical storm Hanna's passage through Goffstown this weekend, the mood in the Lynchville Park neighborhood, which has borne the brunt of the 100-year floods in 2006 and 2007, was upbeat.

Nancy Congdon, whose 9 Sonny Ave. home abuts the river, said the water from the Piscataquog rose to the top of a retaining wall and stopped there. She said her street, which was paved a few weeks ago, was sitting under ankle-deep water early Sunday.

A part of Sonny Avenue in Goffstown
remains flooded yesterday.

Congdon praised the dam owners for managing water levels. In the past, Lynchville Park residents have blamed the dams for exacerbating the flooding. Congdon said the Kelley Falls Dam downstream of her neighborhood had let out about a foot of water over the night.

There were some minor washouts on Addison Road, Wallace Road near Mountain Base Road, and South Mast Street near the Villa Augustina School, but all three roads were passable as of early afternoon yesterday, according to Goffstown police Sgt. Jason Hull.




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