OXFORD – Flooding across Rt. 12 has become an all too familiar sight for Oxford residents. Nearby Fly Meadow Creek has a long history of occasional flooding, but since the flood this past June the creek suffered erosion damage that could explain its increased frequency of overflow.
Oxford Department of Transportation (DOT) Resident Engineer Mike Dale admitted flooding occurred Tuesday due to the conditions of the creek.
“It’s at a higher risk of flooding,” said Dale. “It’s happened before.”