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Several Quincy streets flooded from storm

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  June 4, 2012 12:39 AM

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Flood predictions came true for Quincy early Monday morning, as several parts of Ward 1 were flooded shortly after high tide.

The tide, which occurred at 11:05 p.m., was 12’27” high, according to Facebook updates from Ward 1 city councilor Margaret Laforest.

According to Laforest, water was crashing over the sea wall on Sea Street near Hough’s Neck.

The intersection of Spring Street, Tower Street, and Rock Island Road, as well as the intersection of Spring and Rockland Street were impassable.

Bayswater Road was also under water at around 11 a.m.

One Quincy resident reported on Facebook that she had to walk knee deep in water to get to her house on Pawsey Street.

Baker Beach was also severely flooded, Laforest said.

Additionally, although there was water on Post Island Road, cars could drive through it, Laforest said.

Police confirmed that several parts of Quincy’s waterfront were flooded due to the high tide, but that the city had fared the worst of it.

“It seems to be receding. There’s a couple of spots we have horses out near Marina Bay, some smaller roads that are still impassable, but its not wide spread. It's mostly near the ocean,” said Sgt. Michael O’Shea with the Quincy Police.

Although there are still flood warnings issued for tomorrow, Quincy Police say they aren’t overly concerned. The Department of Public Works is prepared, and Quincy will handle things as they come, O’Shea said.

“The DPW is well aware of the forecast and everything that is going on and they were ready. They responded with horses and cones and shut off any roads that were impassable,” he said.

Overall, flooding wasn’t as severe as expected, O’Shea said.

“I thought it was going to be a lot worse…but as soon as the tide went out, it seemed to alleviate itself pretty quick,” he said.

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