Natural Resources

Flooding

Date: November 9, 1957

Location: Corner Brook

Easting: 434200

Northing: 5423300

Latitude: 48¡ 58' 00" N

Longitude: 57¡ 57' 00" W

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Source: Western Star November 12, 1957

During a rain storm (1.65 inches or rain), several streets in the Corner Brook area were greatly damaged. Stratton’s Road was washed out and 50 ft of newer sewer line was washed out. Watson’s Street, Greening’s Hill, Howley Road, Harbourview Road, and Burke’s Road was washed out. On Buckle’s Hill, a section of the bank beneath the boardwalk was washed out. On Brookfield Avenue, a 24 inch pipe became plugged and the escaping water gouged a ditch into the road and washed away some of the surface material. On Fisher’s Road, a rock wall 10-ft tall and 20-ft long collapsed. A rock wall sagged and weakened on Quinton Street. Water from a plugged storm sewer undermined the asphalt’s gravel basin of Poplar Road, causing pavement to heave, buckl, and collapsed.

 
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