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.
Toured impacted areas of Hampton alongside @HamptonNHFire and @HamptonNHPD. State & local officials worked through the night and efforts continue today. Remember not to cross flooded roads & follow the guidance of local safety officials. pic.twitter.com/LBdp0nT3LA
— Chris Sununu (@GovChrisSununu) March 3, 2018
Local emergency management directors urged motorists to steer clear of flooded areas. Seacoast residents had a front-row seat to some significant flooding.
An hour after high tide here in Hampton and flooding is actually getting worse.. 12:33pm. Media is welcome to use my video! pic.twitter.com/MhcZlONjEg
— Joseph Finn (@JKF1897) March 2, 2018