Clogged storm drain causes early morning flood in Fulton

Fulton Street and Sewer Departments workmen insert a plastic pipe into a manhole opening in an unsuccessful attempt to power flush a clogged storm drain Monday morning along Erik Place in Fulton. The storm drain pipe was separated underground behind a house, requiring it to be dug up and flushed with powerful Fulton Fire Department hoses before the excess water could be drained that had accumulated in front of several houses along the street.

Fulton Street and Sewer Departments workmen insert a plastic pipe into a manhole opening in an unsuccessful attempt to power flush a clogged storm drain Monday morning along Erik Place in Fulton. The storm drain pipe was separated underground behind a house, requiring it to be dug up and flushed with powerful Fulton Fire Department hoses before the excess water could be drained that had accumulated in front of several houses along the street. Photo by Don Norfleet.

After an early morning rain, a clogged storm drain caused a surprise street flood Monday along Erik Place in Fulton.

Allison Gallatin, 1384 Erik Place, said she started to leave for work and discovered deep water in front of her house. Several other homes along the street had the same problem and residents could not leave their homes because of the deep pool of water.

“I didn’t realize anything was wrong until I looked out and saw all of the water,” Gallatin said.

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