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Draining a Deluge


January 5, 2021

Scott Swanson

Streets Crew leader Brian Womack checks out flooding near the corner of 7th Avenue and Ironwood.

The Christmas snow may mostly be gone (though a few of its creations appear on page 9, and it was falling anew late Monday afternoon), but the mid-Willamette Valley wasn't yet finished with its early-winter outburst over the weekend, bringing Oregon's usual downpours in droves, plus a helping of gusty winds.

City Public Works staffers spent Monday morning troubleshooting drainage problems in the Avenues.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Monday, which was expected to remain in effect until early Tuesday afternoon. A declared flood warning Sunday covered the cities...

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