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2/7/2020 3:40:00 PM
Flood Waters Begin To Recede
Betty Ross Park was closed Friday.  The gym wasn't flooded, but the ball fields, picnic area and playground were.
Betty Ross Park was closed Friday. 
The gym wasn't flooded, but the ball
fields, picnic area and playground were.

In High Shoals, Dallas Road, the road that becomes Old Hardin Road as it goes toward Philadelphia Church Road, was closed because of the flooding.
In High Shoals, Dallas Road, the road
that becomes Old Hardin Road as it
goes toward Philadelphia Church Road,
was closed because of the flooding.

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Flooding at Concrete Supply
Company on S. Madison St.
in Lincolnton plus other locations.

Wayne Howard

The cleanup from Thursday's rain continued Friday.  Duke Energy and REMC crews worked to restore electricity for those who had lost it due to downed power lines. 

In some locations, the damage included cars, homes and other buildings--some of them damaged by high winds, others from downed tree limbs and uprooted trees.

At an auto repair shop on US321-Business just north of the US-321 intersection, they were back in business on Friday.  On Thursday, the shop and cars and trucks in the parking lot were partially submerged in a flash flood.

Some roads remained closed.  Old Hardin Road (known as Dallas Road in High Shoals) was closed.  So was the Old Willis School Road just off the Dallas-Stanley Highway.  

Betty Ross Park on S. Madison Street was closed.  The flooding wasn't as bad as the flood of 2013 that also flooded the William Lentz Recreation Center there, but the picnic facilities were flooded as well as the adjacent fields and playgrounds.   

Flooding also prompted crews to place cones stopping entry to City Park on N. Aspen St.

In Gaston County, several locations in Lowell, Cramerton and McAdenville were flooded. 

The South Fork River flooding at Cramerton crested at just over 16 feet just after 1 PM.  Waters are now expected to recede--but slowly, as more water comes downstream in the runoff from Thursday's 4-6 inches of rain.

Schools opened late on Friday,  but regular activities resumed after the late opening. 

In Catawba County, some of those who had been housed in an emergency shelter at CVCC got to go back home.  Catawba County’s Bakers Mountain Park and Riverbend Park will reopen Saturday following their usual operating hours (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM). At Riverbend, the lower parking lot and portions of some trails will be closed until floodwaters recede.

The forecast does call for rain likely Monday and Tuesday, but the storms we had on Thursday are not expected to be repeated and the amount of rain will likely be much less.  

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