Metro East residents brace for possible second round of flooding

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 24 at 6:52 PM

(KMOV.com) – Residents in the Metro East are worried the next round of rain might bring another round of flooded streets.

Viewers sent photos of the problems they experienced; including a street in Granite City that developed into a river, water so high in Caseyville it swallowed a backyard swing set, and flash flooding in Troy that turned street into a lake.

News 4 is investigating whether inadequate storm drains are to blame.

Two eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 had to be shut down Sunday because they were flooded and cars were stranded in high water.

It happened in East St. Louis where a new interchange for I 70 and I 64 is being built.

IDOT says the downpour washed debris from the construction into drains and the highway project caused other problems.

 “Part of the problem was the ongoing construction that is there,” said Spokesperson Tim Price. “Some of the inlets aren’t completed yet so they’re not flowing all the water that they would.”

 

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