Lafayette sees clogged storm drains after heavy rains

The city of Lafayette is asking people to report standing water in the streets. Lafayette Renew Superintendent Brad Talley says the city received multiple complaints of street flooding.

Posted: Nov 20, 2017 4:48 PM
Updated: Nov 20, 2017 5:35 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The city of Lafayette is asking people to report standing water in the streets.

Lafayette Renew Superintendent Brad Talley says the city received multiple complaints of street flooding.

Lafayette Storm Drains Clogged

This was caused by leaves clogging storm drains.

He is asking people who see a blocked drain to call Lafayette Renew.

He said crews hit all of the main streets but might have missed some neighborhoods.

"We're going to definitely hit all of the primary roads when something like this happens,” said Talley. “If they let us know, then we'll get the streets cleaned off just a soon as we can.”

If you attempt open the drain yourself use a rake or shovel and not your hands.

"Just for safety reasons, you never know what's going to be in the streets. You don't want to reach in there with your hands if you can keep from it," said Talley.

Talley is reminding people to leave a space between their leaf pile and the curb. This leaves a path for water to drain into the gutter.

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