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Letter: What happens in a 5”-8” rainstorm?

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

The Ditches of Mathews County ( thanks the Gazette-Journal for last week’s article bringing attention to the ditch conditions here. VDOT’s response was to run around the county using the rotoditcher and shovels in flooded ditches. Rotoditching this time of year, not immediately followed by pipe cleaning, means more blocked pipes from mud from the rotoditcher. It’s a waste of time and money. Pipes are blocked all over the county, and there’s no pipe cleaning truck in sight.

When you see flooded ditches, it’s not global warming. It’s not sea level rise. It’s VDOT neglect. And when the next hurricane comes, we can thank VDOT for all the destruction their negligence will produce. A 1½-inch rain last week caused flooding over roads in Hallieford, Ridge Road near Blakes, Port Haywood on 605, 607 and 608, in Onemo on 609, 611, and 677, Bandy Ridge Road near the Court House, and in Diggs,...

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