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Water starting to pool in streets

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Water is starting to pool on streets and gutters as the snow melts. Water is starting to pool on streets and gutters as the snow melts.
The cause is many catch basins are blocked by packed snow and ice which is not allowing the water to drain properly. The cause is many catch basins are blocked by packed snow and ice which is not allowing the water to drain properly.

The mini-heatwave we're enjoying right now is creating a quick thaw of snow and ice. Water is starting to pool on streets and gutters as the snow melts. The cause is many catch basins are blocked by packed snow and ice which is not allowing the water to drain properly. City officials are asking business and homeowners to help correct the situation.

"If residents who live close by to catch basins can take a look and as they're outside doing any bit of sidewalk snow removal or anything else, check those catch basins. See if you could remove the snow and ice and then that really assists us in making sure that the streets are not flooded and those areas don't ice up and cause problems at night," said Howard Elstro, Lima Public Works Director.

Even a small amount of water frozen on the roadways can become dangerous.

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