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Swallow Falls in a Rage

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From the cover of the Republican News online:

Melting snow and days of rain created a dangerous situation in much of Garrett County Sunday and Monday, with flooding taking place in most waterways, some very serious. Swallow Falls, shown above, was nearly unrecognizable as the waters roiled up and over the riverbed on Monday. Muddy Creek, which flows into the Youghiogheny just downstream from the location above, became so swollen that it took out the bridge to the Youghiogheny Mountain Resort (YMR), which is the only entry to the area. For a short time, some residents were stranded there while others could not get home. A temporary bridge was put in place early this week, according to Brad Frantz at the Garrett County Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management, and the permanent one is to be installed early next week. The temporary bridge has a weight capacity that will allow any needed emergency vehicles, Frantz noted. He said while some roads were closed for a time because of flooding on Monday, there were no reports of injury or danger outside of the YMR situation. The temperatures went back down Wednesday, to the usual January weather in Garrett County. Snow is falling and will continue to fall for a few days, according to the forecast. Photo by Jim Riley.

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