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Local Construction Contractors Say Projects Are Delayed Because Of Rain

6:00 PM, Jul 16, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- Since the beginning of the 2013 summer season, we've had 21 days of rain at the Piedmont Triad International Airport.

And the soggy stretch has put a damper on several work forces across the area, especially the construction industry.

"It has been hard. It's been tough. The outside works shutdown, I mean they can't work, if they are calling for rain," said Don Mills, a residential contractor.

Mills says the rain he has seen over the past couple of weeks has slowed down several of his projects. He told us one of his projects is about a couple of month behind due to the wet weather.

"When you work outside, you are making your living by the weather, and it can be tough on them. I came here on Sunday after church and there were three crews here working, trying to make up for all the days they missed last week. Just to try to work and feed their families. It is tough," said Mills.

The State Department of Transportation said it also has to stop its work and maintenance on roads when it's raining constantly, unless the road damage is an immediate hazard. The North Carolina Department of Transportation representative told us there are not major delays because they build the chance of bad weather into the construction schedules.

WFMY News 2 found several housing projects, delayed a couple months due to the rain. But contractors say, now that the forecast is looking a little brighter and dryer, they expect work to slowly get on schedule and spend the next several months working dual shifts to finish projects in the area.

WFMY News 2

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