Middleville residents continue trying to keep rising water of West Canada Creek at bay

By WKTV News

MIDDLEVILLE, N.Y. (WKTV) - Middleville residents were back out in force Thursday morning sandbagging their property and trying to keep the water from the West Canada Creek at bay.

The creek was expected to crest around 8 p.m. Wednesday night, leaving those who live nearby worried that the water would make its way into their cellars.

Just 24 hours prior, residents were doing everything they could to protect their homes from water, including Dawn Sweeney, who has lived along the creek her entire life.

She called 911 Wednesday morning and within minutes, the fire department and her neighbors were at her doorstep piling sandbags.

"This has happened...I don't know how many years," Sweeney said. "I think because the bed of the river has gotten high with all the rocks and things, it comes up faster now. I don't know if this will affect that. We're doing the best we can."

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