Mon October 29, 2012
Infrastructure Intact After Sandy
It’s looking pretty good, New Hampshire DOT spokesman Bill Boynton says, despite the many roads still closed because of fallen trees. At least as far as infrastructure goes, there are no reports of major damage. Boynton says he was worried that sustained heavy rain would turn little brooks into raging torrents.
It’s that kind of speed along with gravity that can take its toll on culverts and roats and if it gets over the road it can compromise the road quickly and you can get severe washouts.
Boynton says the DOT saw that kind of major road erosion in the White Mountains after Hurricane Irene. This time, he says, New Hampshire fared much better. For NHPR News, I’m Emily Corwin.