Woodbury officials to install new gates at bridges after trooper's death during Ida
The Town of Woodbury is aiming to keep people off the roads during severe weather after recent flooding took the life of a state trooper.
Woodbury Emergency Management director Dave Lampart says the town has decided to install gates on many of the bridges on local and state roads to protect people.
The heavy rain from Ida created major flooding in the area and eventually led to the death of 26-year veteran Sgt. Brian Mohl, of the Connecticut State Police.
His car was swept away by floodwaters.
Lampart says these new gates will be important moving forward.
"The cones, the barricades have become less effective. They're actually moving them while you're still there and going through. So, we need a more permanent solution," he says.
Lampart says there is no timetable yet as to when the gates will be installed. He says at the height of the flooding during Ida, there were 28,000 gallons of water per second running through Woodbury.