St. Mark’s Square reopens in Venice, but water remains high

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Published November 16, 2019, 7:34 PM

By the Associated Press

Tourists and residents have been allowed back into St. Mark’s Square in Venice, a day after it was closed due to exceptionally high tidal waters that swept through most of the lagoon city’s already devastated center.

A woman tries to cross a flooded street as people walk on a trestle bridge during high water, in Venice, northern Italy, Nov. 15, 2019. (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP/MANILA BULLETIN)

Despite sunny skies, the city remained on edge Saturday due to possibly more wind-propelled high tidal waters during the weekend. The city was struck Tuesday by devastating floods, the worst in decades.

By late Saturday morning, water was rising again in St. Mark’s Square and the forecast for Sunday was

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