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STREETS UNDER WATER. Main Roads All Blocked.
WAGIN, March 8— All parts of the town of Wagin were invaded by water last night, following a rainfall of 540 Doints. The fall was the heaviest for
over 20 years. The flooding ot tne town resulted in much damage. Water over a foot deep flowed through the Town Hall, business premises and dwellings in Tudor-street and Tudhop street. the two main thoroughfares. Simi lar misfortune was experienced by resi dents in other parts of the town. Fur niture had to 'be removed or placed high and dry. Severe damage was done to the streets and footpaths in the munici pality, the debris was heaped up every where. The railway yards were a sheet of water, and the railway dam, situated within the town boundaries, ' burst. In Upland-street, a pedestrian footbridge was carried away. This morning the flood waters had dis appeared, leaving in their wake large quantities of debris. Ingress to Wagin is impossible, so severe is the damage to roads and bridges. On the main road to Dumbleyung, two miles east of Wagin. an embankment was washed away for a distance of over 50 feet. Damage there is estimated at £600. The Badgaring bridge on the main road to Arthur River, five miles west of Wagin, is in a danger ous condition, the bed logs being under mined. Water is flowing over the deck ing of the bridge over the Arthur River near Ballagin, in the Piesseville area. Losses to farmers through damage . to fences has been severe.