Record rain soaks Greater Moncton

Washout, Moncton's Wheeler Blvd. at West Main St.,13 July 2011

Greater Moncton has broken a decades-old rain record.

In the last 24 hours, Environment Canada says 38 mm of rain has fallen in the Hub City.

That total breaks the old record of 30 mm from 1941.

To put things into perspective, Moncton normally receives about 100 mm of rain in July.

Prior to yesterday’s rainfall, the region had received about 45 mm of rain for the month-to-date.

The downpour washed out a 12-foot section of the eastbound lanes of Wheeler Boulevard near West Main Street in Moncton.

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