Emergency crews in Carbon had a busy Thursday evening as they had to battle flood waters.
"The way things funnel into our valley, and the channel that we use for distributing that to the creek, it was still full of ice so the only place for it to go was down the street," explained Deputy Fire Chief Dan Clow.
"Public Works got on it and the Fire Department helped with it," he reported. "We were able to sandbag it pretty good and keep it from going into the businesses, and that gave time for our system to distribute it into the creek."
Clow emphasized that no homes were in danger of flooding, although they did have to take steps to protect some nearby businesses, and he thinks the danger is now past.
"We created a bit of a berm to try and get it and as we go (from here), the channel that we use to get it to the creek will be thawed out, so it should take care of itself pretty quick."
The ice on the Red Deer River in Drumheller also broke on Thursday evening around 7:00 p.m., but no problems were reported.
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