Heavy Rains Cause Highway Collapse in Nova Scotia

Severe weather in Nova Scotia caused the collapse of all lanes of a highway near Maryvale by November 24, as a low-pressure system brought as much as 270 millimeters (roughly 10.6 inches) to some parts of the Canadian province.

Environment and Climate Change Canada said significant and widespread rainfall affected Nova Scotia’s mainland and Cape Breton areas. Nova Scotia’s Emergency Management Office said Victoria, Antigonish and Inverness counties were hit the hardest by flooding and washouts.

511 Nova Scotia reported Highway 245 was partially closed due to the road being washed out, which is seen in these videos.

These videos were taken by Wayne Johnson, who said the road collapsed shortly before he arrived on Wednesday. “If I had gotten to this section of road minutes before I might have driven over it and, well it would not have been pretty,” said Johnson. Credit: Wayne Johnson via Storyful

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