Snow Melt Could Cause Flooding Concerns in St. Louis Area

6 years 7 months 3 days ago Thursday, January 09 2014 Jan 9, 2014 Thursday, January 09, 2014 7:50:00 AM CST January 09, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Metropolitan Sewer District is St. Louis is raising concerns about localized flooding that could happen once all the snow melts in the region.

The St. Louis area received around a foot of snow on Sunday. MSD's Lance LeComb told KMOV-TV that the melt will create a large volume of water going down streets and into the sewer system.

Also, because some drains are blocked by plowed snow or other debris related to the storm, street flooding is a worry. The district is urging residents to clear areas around drains.

MSD plans to triple normal staffing in anticipation of possible flooding.

 

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