Lack of 'hot spell' has made for mild mud season so far in central NH
Edgerly School Road in Meredith, a normal trouble spot during mud season, has fared well mud-wise this spring. (DAN SEUFERT PHOTO)
All the snow remaining from winter had many people thinking the state would be in for a troublesome mud season.
Belmont Public Works Director Jim Fortin took it a bit further in looking forward on Monday. The state was due to receive an inch or more of rain Monday night. Combine that with by 50- and 60-degree temperatures this week, and mud season may pass by week's end, he said.
A "mild" mud season is already occurring, and the rains "will cause some road problems," he said.
"But we're not having a normal year for mud," Fortin said. "It's been a very nice spring thaw so far."
Two years ago, mud season was so bad that several school buses full of children had to be pulled out of bad mud areas in town.
"I think the rain will take a lot of the snow, I don't know about all of it," Perkins said. "But either way, I don't see any major mud problems ahead."
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