Heavy Rain Causes Street Flooding

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Sunday’s 2.5 inches of rain set a record for the date. It continues to hinder driving conditions.

It has had Public Works and DOT working overtime trying to restore roadways.

The underpass at I–94 and Sheyenne remains under four feet of water. It was closed to traffic last night.

The underpass is a usual problem flooding zone, but this rainfall has officials taking additional measures.

“All the heavy rain, the lift stations have been unable to keep up with flooding. So we’ve had to add some additional pumps to try to get interchange pump down,” said Troy Gilbertson DOT Highway Maintenance.

Street flooding is routine with heavy rain, but the down pour also caused sewer issues in south Fargo.

Due to the rain yesterday people told us that the flooding between 47th and 42nd Street was so bad sewer was flowing into their homes

Public works were on the scene between 44th and 47th Streets after sewage leaked into basements. The city had to dump raw sewage into storm drains to make up for the infrastructure shortage.

“Anytime there’s a serious rain whether Fargo North Dakota or pick a city. Anytime you have excess moisture desperate time’s desperate measures,” said Lee Anderson Fargo Public Works Supervisor.

Flooding is no surprise to the Fargo–Moorhead area, but locals are saying this rainfall caught them off guard.

“Big problem because been so dry and all the sudden we got all this rain. I didn’t think that it would hit that quickly, ” said South Fargo Resident Alyssa Cahoon.

Sewage drains and pumps are all now working properly.

The Sheyenne Underpass is expected to be closed until tomorrow. Brittany Ford KVRR News.