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02/07/10 — City officials: Park flooding isn't problem

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City officials: Park flooding isn't problem

By Steve Herring
Published in News on February 7, 2010 1:50 AM

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Traffic travels along Ash Street Saturday morning in front of a flooded Stoney Creek Park.

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Friday's heavy rains sent Stoney Creek over its banks Saturday morning flooding nearby Stoney Creek Park. Goldsboro Mayor Al King and City Manager Joe Huffman said that it is not surprising that the park would flood following such heavy rains. Also, they said that designs for and improvements to the park take into account that the park is located in a flood plain.

The road leading into Stoney Creek Park Saturday morning looked more like a boat landing than a driveway as floodwaters from the nearby creek overflowed its banks turning the park into a lake. The flooding followed a day of at...

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