It’s March now, and the cold nights and challenges with snow/ice are finally coming to an end. I’m optimistic plowing and shoveling are no longer a priority to getting to work in the morning. The last several nights I’ve been looking to the sky with a smile of hope knowing Spring is near. I’m anxiously waiting to hear the birds sing in the morning and for me to spend more time outdoors without my jacket zipped up.
For each day that passes, it’s clear to me better weather and better days are ahead.
It’s that time of year, the beginning of the Spring Thaw in New Hampshire. We have had a great couple of days with temps in the 50′s, which made for massive amounts of snow melt. My road has plenty of places to place snow for our next plowing (Hopefully, it doesn’t snow again) and the dirt road has become more of a mud trench. All this melting of the snow makes for muddy roads (probable 4-wheeling on my road by local teenagers soon) and river flooding, street closings, and insurance claims.
Today, after being in Peterborough for Momentary Times, interviewing Levi, we quickly found the road home closed. Route 202 in Peterborough was under a state emergency due to river flooding. Within 20 minutes, homes were flooded and residences and businesses were evacuated. We had to take an alternate route to get back home. The following photos taken were within 20 minutes of river’s destructive path.
This photo below was taken from a resident’s home looking down off their deck. Water had just entered their basement and continued to rise. The homeowners (Welch) seemed accepting of the quick destruction of their home and knew they couldn’t control what is to be. This is the first time they have had problems living near the river.