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City of Wakefield battles river, lake surges

 

April 25, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

CITY OF Wakefield employees work together on Wednesday afternoon to hold back a surge of water from Sunday Lake in the area of Lakeshore Drive and Ascherman Avenue. City manager Bob Brown said sand bags helped the overflow to recede later in the day.

By P.J. GLISSON

news@yourdailyglobe.com

WAKEFIELD - Sunday Lake and Little Black River overflowed their banks Wednesday, causing street closures and concerted work by City of Wakefield employees who tackled the issue at several locations in town.

By mid-day, water on the south side of the lake had reached U.S. 2, although it did not pool on the highway. The area around the Krist Food Mart and gas station, however, became an extension of the lake, with that stretch of Lakeshore Drive and the southern end of Ascherman Avenue engulfed.

"The lake is oversurged with water, so it's starting to c...



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