Route 8A, just south of Stetson’s, was completely washed out for an extensive area where the Chickley River takes a sharp turn. Flood waters seldom follow the twists and turns of a wandering stream, but rather try to move in a straight line. As a result most of the road damage in Hawley was done where waterways took a turn close to a road.
Log jams in the waterways caused water to change direction with devastating results everywhere.
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