VIDEO: Deluge damages BMX track
THE president of the Harbour City BMX Club turned up at the local track today to inspect the damage caused by yesterday's heavy downpour.
Parts of the track have been washed out making it impossible to hold any race meets this weekend.
The president, Anthony Smith, said it could have been a lot worse but expects the track to be out of action until he can get enough people and supplies to fix up the damage.
Three weeks ago the club ordered 60 tons of decomposed granite to fix up the track for the start of the year.
"After the rain we're back to square one," Mr Smith said.
"This seems to happen whenever we get a lot of rain.
"We've just got to work with the new council to see what we can do," he said.
Mr Smith expects the damage bill to run close to $1500 for more material for the track.
"That money will have to come out of the club's pocket and will probably take about two days of hard work to fix up," he said.
"We need to look at improving the drainage system.
"Because water will always find the path of least resistance," he said.
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