In-Between Election Returns, Clean Out A Storm Drain

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According to King County officials, a very heavy rainstorm is en route to our area (due here ’round Thursday) and we here at the B-Town Blog have a common-sense suggestion that may take your mind off all those dang political thangs going on today:

In-between watching election results, why not go outside and clear out your nearest storm drain?

Here’s some info lifted directly from the King County website:

Heavy rainfall is forecast for later this week, which means King County residents should be prepared to deal with flooding and weather-related emergencies.

“Our crews are prepared for the first potentially serious storm of the season,” said Harold Taniguchi, director of the King County Department of Transportation. “And, as the storm season starts, our Road Services Division already has overnight crews out in the field on the watch for weather-related problems.”

Throughout the storm season, Road Division crews will try to stay one step ahead of the natural elements when it comes to dealing with rain, snow, ice and wind. But, county residents can also do their part.

“We really appreciate it when residents help us out with simple things like clearing leaves away from storm drains, not abandoning their cars  or driving through floodwater, and calling us about problems in their unincorporated neighborhoods,” said Tony Ledbetter, maintenance superintendent for the Road Division.

Residents are also encouraged to report problems on roads in unincorporated King County by calling (206) 296-8100, or 1-800-KC ROADS if they live outside the greater Seattle calling area.

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