Storm damages town

Smith Road was closed from Sunday evening until midday Monday, Aug. 7 while crews worked to clear the road after heavy rains in the area caused Walnut Creek to flood the roadway. Eastbound drivers on Hwy. 199 could see that the Hilltop Family Church sign was demolished, but the scrolling messages were not deterred. The storm dumped over two inches in some areas and winds howled at up to 70 miles per hour.
Photos by Mark K. Campbell and Christina Derr