Help clear storm drains

Clearing snow from storm drain

A Town worker clearing snow and ice from a storm inlet.

After the heavy snow fall earlier this week, rising temperatures and expected rain tomorrow and this weekend will create more hazardous conditions and the threat of urban flooding. Please assist Town crews by making sure storm drains and catch basins around your home are clear of snow and ice. Clogged and snow-covered drains and catch basins can form ice dams, keeping water from flowing into the drain, and quickly resulting in flood conditions.

Town Street Department crews have now switched from spending hours removing snow from streets to tackling storm water management as the mounds of cleared snow and ice melt. Citizens are also encouraged to help reduce the possibility of flooding in their neighborhoods by clearing storm drains and catch basins.

To reduce the possibility of flooding, citizens are requested to do the following:

  • Locate any drains or catch basins adjacent to your property
  • Make sure drains and catch basins are clear of any snow or ice
  • Clear a path for water to flow into the drains and catch basins

Being vigilant about making sure drains are clear can greatly reduce the chance of flooded streets and properties.

Thank you for your assistance.

Some drain inlets may be buried deep under snow.

Some drain inlets may be buried deep under snow.

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