Flooding rains cause dam washout & road destruction

SEVERE road damage was sustained in the southern end of Woolwich Township after the area received up to eight inches of rain in about two hours on Aug. 7. Shown here is the complete wash out of a section of Oliphant Road spanning 50 to 75 feet. This was caused by the collapse of Porches Mill Dam that was under it. This is near the corner of Old Kings Highway. The pond was completely drained. Moravian Church Road and Ogden Road sustained edge of the road washouts that exposed gas lines. Auburn Road near the Salem County border had an edge washout that took out guardrails.

— Above photos submitted by Howard Spector


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