Carlsbad New Mexico flooding aftermath.
First and foremost I want to say my heart and prayers go out to the victims of the flooding in Colorado.
Carlsbad did get flooded pretty good. But nothing like the devastation of what the citizens of Colorado is dealing with.
Here is a look at some of the aftermath of flooding in Carlsbad last week.
This first shot is a new elevated road under construction, San Jose Boulevard. Constructors is the contractor on this project that got delays by the devastating floods.
They were just about ready to lay the asphalt and have the road back open in about Two weeks. Now it will remain months before this road can reopen.
Here we have a look at the culverts that were washed down stream with the debris of the flood.
To make the situation a manageable one. The culverts are within reaching distance and can be recovered They are with little or no damage and can be re used after a full inspection by the New Mexico department of transportation.
The next shot is of our only main North and South bridge.
The waters were so high that it did go over the top of the road way by about 12 inches deep. The bridge was closed for about eight hours waiting for the waters to recede.
Notice all the culverts that were washed down by the bridge.
This was a major concern for the transportation department and the city. they were worried that the culverts would end up against the bridge pilings and act like a dam trapping the water. Which could have led to a complete failure of the South Canal bridge.
Thank goodness this did not happen.
Have a great day every one.
Don't forget to pray for those less fortunate in Colorado.