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Intense storm causes damage in Whitehall

An intense storm cause flooding, trees down, and closed roads in Whitehall on Monday. An intense storm cause flooding, trees down, and closed roads in Whitehall on Monday. | Photo: Tom St. Clair.

WNYT Staff
Updated: August 25, 2020 05:16 AM
Created: August 24, 2020 07:56 PM

People are cleaning up after an intense storm caused some major damage and power outages in Whitehall Monday.

Whitehall Mayor Phil Smith says it was unlike a storm he's seen before. He said anywhere from four to six inches of rain fell in an hour time.

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At the height of the storm, Main Street and Broadway had water up to the roofs of some cars. First responders had to rescue at least one person.

The village and town offices were both flooded. The high school also experienced flooding.

A main 14-inch water main line coming into the village had a tree fall on it. It crushed eight feet of pipe. Crews were working to fix it, but a boil water advisory is expected to last a couple of days.

DIGITAL EXTRA: Storm briefing with Whitehall Mayor Phil Smith

Stay with NewsChannel 13 on-air and online for updates.


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