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February 18, 2014

Jeffersonville residents asked to clear drainage grates with storms in forecast

JEFFERSONVILLE — With rising temperatures and forecasted thunderstorms, the Jeffersonville Department of Drainage is asking residents to be on watch for areas of potential drainage backup.

A lack of rain in recent months combined with melting snow and ice may clog drain basins and keep surface water from draining properly, City Engineer Andy Crouch said in a press release.

Crouch advised residents to check stormwater grates, catch basins and headwall inlets in front of homes and businesses and to clean out any debris when safe before Thursday.

The city’s drainage crews will also be on the lookout for impacted grates to clear out and is also available to clear out any drainage units that residents need help with.

Temperatures will be hovering in the 50 to 65 degree range this week, with a high of 53 on Wednesday and high of 67 Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Wednesday night has a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, those chances increasing to 70 or 80 percent on Thursday. By Thursday night, rainfall could measure as high as three quarters of an inch.

Assistance can be reached by calling the city’s drainage department at 812-285-6467.

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