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>Ridgewood Avenue Closed Near High School Due To Storm Damage

>A steel container broke loose, entered the Ho Ho Kus Brook, and struck the
Ridgewood Avenue bridge at approximately 11:00 PM. Initial reports are that
the bridge sustained structural damage. The bridge has been closed as a
precautionary measure. Traffic is being diverted to Spring Avenue.

Investigators are still trying to determine where the steel container came
from. Reports are that it may have held athletic equipment on the high
school field, or have been a refuse dumpster located on high school
property.

At this time it is unknown how long the roadway will be closed.

The bridge was deemed safe for passage and opened at 11:35 PM.

14 thoughts on “>Ridgewood Avenue Closed Near High School Due To Storm Damage

  1. >Clearly, a BOE screw up. What other property owner in that area would have a large steel container on hand.

  2. >The bridge was deemed safe for passage and opened at 11:35 PM.

  3. >SEAGULL ALERT…SEAGULL ALERT…SEAGULL ALERT…

  4. >exactly…. “The BOE must have know it was going to rain that much and they put the container there to take another bite out of your thin wallet.”

    Loser. Get a life. Or, run for public office. See if you can find any friends beyond your lonely computer.

  5. >Um, couldn’t the container have been washed downstream from an upriver source??? If you look at the volume and velocity of water coming down the brook, a large container could be carried for miles! Why the ass – umption that it came from BOE property??? A flood carries everything in it’s path downstream.

  6. >you mean the village hall and the BOE didnt know it was going to rain yesterday?

  7. >Um, couldn’t the container have been washed downstream from an upriver source??? If you look at the volume and velocity of water coming down the brook, a large container could be carried for miles! Why the ass – umption that it came from BOE property??? A flood carries everything in it’s path downstream.

    Duh? It would have hit the bridge at Glen Avenue, Linwood Avenue, or North Irving Street first. It came from somewhere between North Irving Street and Ridgewood Avenue.

  8. >”Duh? It would have hit the bridge at Glen Avenue, Linwood Avenue, or North Irving Street first. It came from somewhere between North Irving Street and Ridgewood Avenue.”

    Not necessarily under the conditions that occurred last night. Storm flows are VERY powerful (look at the H-H-Kus Brook data from last night) and th force is tremendous. Large rocks can be, and are, moved and they have great density with very little surface area. Not knowing anything about the specific container, I’ll assume little density with large surface area. Again, You should look at the actual streamflow data for the event which clearly demonstrates that this was a powerful event.

    More basically, though, I guess in your world, objects are unable to pass UNDER bridges. DUH.

    You must be one of the folks who supported expanding Village Hall into a flood plain.

    Ridgewood = intellectual ghetto!

  9. >Prior to Sunday’s heavy rain, the container in question had reportedly been located underneath the home team bleachers at RHS. This according to preliminary police reports obtained via the OPRA process.

  10. >um because the container was behind the bleechers this blog is freeking funny!! lol too bad money cant buy brains

  11. >GET THE STREET DEPT TO GET IT OUT.IF SOME ONE CAN DO IT THEY CAN.BUT SOME ONE TOLDME THAT THEY ARE TO STAY OUT OF THE BROOK.I GESS THEY WILL CALL NITE,AND DAY IN TO DO THE JOB.

  12. >COME ON ITS THURSDAY NOW AND NO ONE IS DOING A DAM THING,JUST DO IT.GET THE DAM BOYS FROM THE STREETS TO DO IT.

  13. >WHO IS HOLDING THEM BACK FROM THIS LET THEM DO IT.

  14. >Well, when you have a town that is politicaly non-partisan, what do you expect, good government? Come on. One party governments are notoriously bad.

    That is the price we pay so we can all get along and pretend that there are no differences amoung us.

    You can’t throw the bums out unless there is an alternative. And in Ridgewood, we are governed by friends and factions, mommies in the HSA’s and daddies in the sports organizations, not organized political parties.

    The price we pay is ever higher property taxes and government waste.

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