State of Emergency declared in Monson, Mass.
MONSON, Mass. (WHDH) -- A State of Emergency was declared in Monson after several inches of rain fell in just a few hours Sunday morning.
Beebe Road became more of a river, right in front of Carol Margerison’s home, leaving the Monson woman stranded.
“You could feel under your feet. We stepped back and the road disintegrated in front of us,” said Carol Margerison who was stranded at her home.
Margerison started shooting video when the storm hit but she never expected to capture the kind of damage it left behind
“The whole road was entirely covered. It was so loud you couldn't talk,” said Margerison.
“It was like someone turned on a faucet and just pouring down,” said Emmaladd Shepherd who watched the roads flood.
A couple hours of rainfall Sunday morning caused creeks to overflow leaving an ugly ripple effect. Chunks of pavement were uprooted, wiping out parts of three roads, and flooding countless others. All over Monson drivers were stopped in their tracks.
“It was just kind of like a big pond there. I had no idea how deep it was. Police were there everything was blocked off,” said Ed Harrison.
Town crews are already starting the cleanup but for the temporary job to hold the rain will have to hold off.
“If there's any more rain it'll scoop out the fill they just put down,” said Monson Selectman Ed Harrison.
Carol Margerison has her own clean up to do. She said she's seen enough rain this summer too.
“I’m not happy I'll have more gardening to do. I was just about done for the season,” said Margerison with a laugh.
This is the latest weather problem for Monson which was hit hard by a tornado in June of 2011.