Broad Street River Watch ramp to close

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/08/2016 - 8:03pm

If weather allows, contractors plan to close both the entrance and exit ramp from River Watch Parkway to Broad Street early Sunday morning to improve its surface. 

According to a news release, work was to begin at 4 a.m. and run into the night. Traffic may still access both River Watch Parkway and Broad Street by using 15th Street. The Interstate 20 interchange will be unaffected.


Storm's 50-mile difference between disaster and catastrophe

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/08/2016 - 5:15pm



WASHINGTON — Hurricane Matthew’s close-but-not-quite-direct-hit path along the Florida and Georgia coasts skirted the difference between disaster and catastrophe, meteorologists said.


Even though Matthew eventually made landfall in South Carolina as a minimal hurricane Saturday, the path it took in the days before was a stroke of luck for the United States that meteorologists will spend years trying to understand and explain.


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