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Cambria left in the dark during large storm, roadways flood

Posted at 10:42 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 02:27:49-05

The entire town of Cambria was dark on Wednesday evening as a result of an outage.

More than 700 residents were impacted including the entire town.

"It's pretty crazy," Cambria resident Lily Smith said. "I really haven't seen this much rain in a long time."

An image of a Prius surrounded by water on Main Street caught the attention of many locals on Wednesday.

"It's pretty chaotic," Cambria resident Christopher L. said.

Wednesday afternoon, businesses in the village were forced to close up shop early after the town went dark.

"I work over at Soto's but I was in the middle of doing orange juice actually when it happened," Smith said. "But it is a little difficult because we could be making money right now."

The Shell Gas Station was running on a generator but those who stopped by couldn't fill up their tanks.

"I mean my tank is empty. I gotta go home but I can't pump gas so I guess I don't get to go home tonight. I gotta get a ride but that's no problem," Smith said.

Santa Rosa Creek is flowing.

Aaron Linn of Cambria said he recorded 8.5 inches of rain in his backyard in just 22 hours.

Meanwhile, Sheffield Street looked more like a river Wednesday morning as water gushed down the road.

Residents grabbed their cellphones to capture the sight of our first big storm of the year.

"I hope it passes and I hope everyone is safe when it does," Christopher L. said.

"Everyone stay safe. Drive slow," Smith said.

The power went out just after 6 p.m. Wednesday evening but it was restored by 10 p.m.