Snow melt could cause flooding concerns

Thursday, January 9, 2014 | 11:35 a.m. CST

ST. LOUIS — 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. Lance LeComb, of the sewer district, 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.

The district plans to triple normal staffing in anticipation of possible flooding.



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