High Water Forces Closure of College Ave. Near Airport

Oak Creek hit by severe thunderstorm Monday.

This morning's heavy rainfall left its mark in Oak Creek and led to a closure of College Avenue near the airport Monday afternoon.

Authorities closed a stretch between Howell and Pennsylvania avenues due to high water. A severe thunderstorm rolled through the area in the late morning hours.

Mike in OC March 12, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Isn't that the part they just finished?
Mark Schaaf March 12, 2012 at 08:53 PM
yes indeed...gonna be interesting to see how often this type of thing happens.
Mike in OC March 12, 2012 at 08:57 PM
@Mark that is amazing.... it wasnt even a bad thunderstorm. There is a story for you, look into the engineering firm responsible for the design!
Sharon B March 13, 2012 at 03:28 PM
This is the information I received from the Highway Dept. The sod that was recently laid above the street was washed away and into the catch basins causing a blockage and back up of the sewers. Once the sod was removed, all the water flowed properly.
Mark Schaaf March 13, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Thanks Sharon! Good info.
Mike in OC March 13, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Thanks Sharon... good to hear it's not a design issue or anything major.
concerned citizen March 14, 2012 at 04:18 AM
I had a similar but smaller scale issue at my previous house. You'd be suprised what grass will do to stop water flow and absorb it.


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