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Hoping For A Long, Slow Snow Melt

 
Hoping For A Long, Slow Snow Melt
Posted Wednesday, February 19th 2014 @ 2pm  by Chuck LaTour, WOOD Radio news team

Warm temperatures -- sunshine -- we are not the only ones watching the snow melt.

Kent County Drain Commissioner Bill Byl says as long as the snow doesn't melt too fast and we don't receive too much rain, the snow should slowly disappear.

"If we don't get above 50 degrees and we don't get any more than an inch of rain, the flooding will be minor."

Too much / too soon could bring flooding. Byl says the degree of flooding will depend upon the street runoff and keeping storm drains clear.

"The run-off from the road will always seek its low point. If we don't have the storm drains available because the storm drain is frozen right up to the curb, it is going to take some time for the water to get through it."

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