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Clogged Drains Causing Street Flooding

By mid-day the City of Evanston had received about 30 calls for help with street flooding.

Courtesy of the City of Evanston
Courtesy of the City of Evanston
It's not a huge surprise but it's still a pain: Evanston's streets are starting to flood in the wake of rain falling on top of mounds of snow and ice.

As of about noon, 0.42 inches of rain had been recorded so far in Evanston, according to an email from Utilities Director David D. Stoneback. There had been about 30 requests for help with street flooding at that point.

In the above photo, you can see eight inches of ice that crews had to chip through in order to open up the drain beneath it. 

Mildred February 21, 2014 at 10:37 AM
Perhaps in the Future the crews that plow the streets should be trained not to dump the snow on the corners. This piling of snow also has potential of causing accidents since it blocks the view of oncoming traffic

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