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Overnight Flooding In Grand Forks
There was severe street flooding in Grand Forks Sunday night into Monday morning after heavy rain soaked parts of the region Sunday.
Cars were stalled on South Washington, 42nd St. N., and along stretch of Columbia Road. Nearly four inches of rain was reported morning at the National Weather Service in Grand Forks. There was one report of seven inches of rain.
Grand Forks Police advised no travel within the city due to street flooding. Several manhole covers were lifted off by water pressure.
According to Grand Forks Police Facebook:
The Grand Forks Police Department would request all members of the public to limit their travel by vehicle in the city limits to emergencies only until standing water drains.
Certain streets within the city are experiencing severe flooding due to the amount of rain.
Drivers should not attempt to drive through standing water as its depth may not be known.
Several man hole covers have also been moved out of place due to the amount of water and would cause severe damage should they be driven in to.
The streets will clear themselves once the rain lets up and the storm sewer system catches up.