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December 28, 2013

Aftermath

City cleanup expected to take a while

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Smith said Forestview was flooded for two days, primarily because nearby Mud Creek overflowed its banks.

“It was an unusual situation,” Smith said. “But we’re looking at new ways (to fix the flooding.) It’s the third time that road has had this problem.”

The creek has flooded before, so in an effort to fix the problem, a blockage in a nearby drain line was removed recently. Of course, that doesn’t explain Sunday’s flooding. Smith said the town may look into something like improving the nearby pond.

Mud Creek is in the Rapids hamlet, located in the southeastern corner of the town.

Town residents can start putting any tree branches out for a townwide brush pickup next week. Smith said workers will make pickups starting Jan. 1, weather permitting. If weather does delay the pickup, workers will do so shortly after Jan. 1, Smith said.

The National Weather Service said today’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies, with a high near 37 degrees and low around 33. There’s a slight chance of snow or rain. The temperature should reach 40 on Sunday, before dropping to a low around 14. The service said there’s a chance of snow, but even if it does come, it’ll be less than a tenth of an inch of snow awaiting people as they wake up Monday morning.

Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241 or follow him on Twitter @joeolenick.

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