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Plymouth State Working To Remove Remaining Cars From Flooded Student Lot


  Officials at Plymouth State University are still working to remove cars that were caught in a student parking lot that flooded over the weekend.

More than two hundred vehicles were in the parking lot along Route 175 in Holderness Sunday morning when the nearby Pemigewasset River overflowed due to an ice dam downstream.

“The University commends our own police department, Physical Plant staff, as well as public safety crews from Holderness and Plymouth who came together very quickly Sunday morning to safely remove more than two-thirds of the vehicles in approximately forty-five minutes,” said Plymouth State University President Donald Birx.  “We also commend students who came to the lot promptly following our text alert and worked collaboratively with police, fire and the towing company.  We are working diligently, as conditions allow, to safely remove any remaining vehicles as soon as possible.”

Sixty vehicles were still in the lot as of Monday, and officials at the university say they’re hoping to have all the cars removed by Tuesday.

While waters have receded, the lot remains closed, according to the university. The school will send out a text alert and email to the campus community when all of the vehicles have been towed and students can access their vehicles.

Students are being urged to contact their personal car insurance companies to submit claims.