Storm hits as graduation crowd lets out

  • Follow Weather

Many proud families put off special photos of their graduates when Wednesday night’s storm broke minutes after the Augusta Technical College graduation concluded at James Brown Arena.

 A frenzy of guests and grads leaving the facility raced from the arena toward their cars. Graduates stuffed  new diplomas under their gowns in an attempt to protect them from the rain.

 Traffic backed up quickly on Seventh and Eighth streets, and in the blinding rain some found themselves stuck on the tracks as train came slowly around the curve.

Several drivers maneuvered frantically to get free of the tracks.


Comments (1) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
Crime Reports and Rewards TV
Crime Reports and Rewards TV 06/16/11 - 12:40 pm
"found themselves stuck on

"found themselves stuck on the tracks as train came"

For some reason these grads make me a little nervous...

Back to Top

Top headlines

ARC to honor 1956 championship team

Because the championship year of 1956 has never lost its glory in Richmond Academy football lore, the team will be honored Thursday at the third annual ARC Hall of Fame banquet, where 10 alumni ...
Search Augusta jobs