Route 8A washed out

Route 8A damage, Chickley River

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.

Logjam on Chickley River

Log jams in the waterways caused water to change direction with devastating results everywhere.