GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Flooding concerns have a road in Greenfield closed for a second day.
Police had closed Nash’s Mill Road to traffic on Sunday, over worries about flooding in the “Swimming Pool”; a recreational area along the Green River. The barricades were removed from the intersection of Colrain and Nash’s mill road shortly after noon Monday.
When there is steady rain like we saw over the weekend, the water levels can rise quickly; causing the banks of these small rivers and streams to swell.
Nash’s Mill Road runs between Leyden Road and Colrain Road, and crosses the Green River.
Greenfield police closed the road because water levels reached the deck of the bridge Sunday afternoon.
One business owner told 22News his store relies on that traffic cutting through.
“It hurt my business immensely. This is actually a big shortcut so you can miss all of main street in greenfield. Anybody living on this end of town who doesn’t wanna drive down Main street usually comes down that road and when they can’t they just totally bypass my store,” said Bill Valvo of Harper’s Store.
The water receded by at least a foot last night, however, the Department of Public Works kept the road closed for most of the morning on Monday because of the heavy rain.