Residents And Officials Meet About Flooding Problem

January 10, 2014 Updated Jan 10, 2014 at 12:48 AM EDT

By WKBW Admin

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January 10, 2014 Updated Jan 10, 2014 at 12:48 AM EDT


Residents in the Town of Clarence want some solutions to their high water problems. During a community meeting at Clarence Town Hall. Officials addressed concerns about the flooding that took place during Christmas week. Town of Clarence and Erie County officials met with residents Thursday at town hall. Heavy rain two weeks ago, closed roads and flooded basements in the northern area of Clarence.

Residents have seen the combination of rain and falling temperatures slow Tonawanda Creek and it's smaller feeder streams and ditches. Town highway crews have been out clearing ditches as best as they can. Wet, unstable soils in this area are also taking a toll on Goodrich Road. County officials spent part of the meeting telling residents about plans to reconstruct the crumbling highway. Planning is underway and some work may take place this year. The county has already sent aside funds for the project.

Town and county officials pledge to coordinate road and flood relief work, so that improvements made to the area will have the greatest impact.