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July 21, 2013

Storms rumble through region


Tonawanda News — He said it took about 12 hours after the rain stopped for the city’s sewer system to return to normal water flow levels.

Portions of Nash Road were blocked by down trees. Rowles said one property on Nash saw five trees downed in a row.

Rowles commended city DPW workers who labored quickly to get streets back open overnight to avoid morning traffic headaches.

“We had everything open within a matter of hours. In that time, we did have to move trees that blocked the roads,” he said. “It was an extremely busy time.”

The good news for area residents is the storm cleared the air of much of the thick humidity that had made a string of 90 degree days nearly unbearable.

The forecast for Sunday is looking far more pleasant, Hibbert said.

“Cooler and drier, high upper 70s,” he said. “And no chance for rain.”

Contact Managing Editor Eric DuVall at 693-1000, ext. 4112 or on Twitter @EricRDuVall. Jill Keppeler contributed reporting to this story.

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