MDOT road crews assess Route 4 for damage.
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The Mayor says she doesn't know when the roads will be fixed.
Collapsed Antler Drive has pigs from Petey McGee's farm confused.
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The Mayor Declares State of Emergency
By: Stafford Ryder
Mooseville USA - Heavy flooding in Mooseville has proven too much for local roads to handle. After nearly a month of record-breaking rainfall nearly every road in Mooseville has collapsed.
“It’s the kind of situation you don’t think will happen,” said Woody Shackles, Chief of Mooseville Police. “Maybe one road with all this rain but no one thought all of them would sink.”
Moose Street, Antler Drive and Route 4 are all closed to thru traffic while crews make repairs.
The Mayor declared a state of emergency, asking City Council to approve countywide measures to help affected commuters.
“These are times when we come together as a community,” the Mayor said at a press conference earlier this morning. “Because there’s a standard here, a Mooseville standard, where we put aside our petty differences to get through the tough times and come out on the other side stronger than before.”
Route 590, Exchange 75, Interstate 5 and Junction 16 have also been affected, though some sections are still functioning. Commuters should, however, expect delays while traveling those thoroughfares.
“We’re working as fast as we can to fix the problem,” said Department of Transportation Director, Ms. Moneypenny. “In the meantime, please use Highway 32, Loop 74, Interstate 12 and Bypass 140. Those roads have been unaffected.”
“If she’s in danger going to school, is she any safer while there? The sturdiness of some of those buildings is questionable,” Worrison said. “Thank God she’s at summer camp and out of harm’s way.”
When asked about the structural condition of the school, Mooseville High School Principal, Edward Youcate said there was no need for concern.
“Our buildings are as safe as any other building in Mooseville,” said Youcate. “And when students return in August there will be plenty of other issues for parents to worry about besides collapsing buildings.”
Residents will have to wait to see if buildings are the next to fall in Mooseville. In the meantime police are asking residents to use caution while driving.
“Getting in and out of Mooseville is going to be difficult for awhile,” said Shackles. “Go slow, be patient, pay attention to detour and construction signs, and please don’t try to jump the sink holes with your car, bicycle, motorcycle, moped, skateboard, Dune Buggy or ATV.”