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Governor Inspects Historic Flooding on N.H. Coast

Gov. Chris Sununu inspected historic flooding Saturday on the New Hampshire seacoast, as Atlantic waves whipped up from a nor'easter's high winds breached and eroded sea walls for a second day.

Stretches of Route 1A were either closed or washed out. Public works crews were busily pushing back rocks and detritus from the pavement to reopen several stretches of road Saturday evening. DOT trucks were using their snowplows to clear debris, including a few old lobster traps that wound up in the road.

Sununu toured parts of Hampton with public safety officers.

Local emergency management directors urged motorists to steer clear of flooded areas. Seacoast residents had a front-row seat to some significant flooding.

Dan is a long-time New Hampshire journalist who has written for outlets including Foster's Daily Democrat, The Citizen of Laconia, The Boston Globe, and The Eagle-Tribune. He comes to NHPR from the New Hampshire Union Leader, where he reported on state, local, and national politics.

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