Battle Ground residents, businesses asked to keep storm drains clear as snow melts

BATTLE GROUND — Rain, and a lot of it, is predicted to arrive in the next few days in the Clark County area.

With the amount of snow and ice still on streets, community members must now try to minimize the risk of localized flooding. Snow or ice blocking storm drains can keep water from flowing into the drainage system and can quickly create areas of standing water.

Battle Ground residents, businesses asked to keep storm drains clear as snow melts
With the amount of snow and ice still on streets in the Clark County area, community members must now try to minimize the risk of localized flooding. Photo by Joanna Yorke

The city of Battle Ground Public Works Department is asking residents and businesses to keep storm drains in their neighborhoods clear, when safe to do so, to allow rainwater to run into storm drains. Crews will be doing the same in the most affected areas, but with more than 1,800 catch basins and inlets, it will literally take a village.

Any sign of standing water or flooding in the city of Battle Ground can be be reported to Public Works at (360) 342-5350 during regular business hours (7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.), after hours at (360) 635-7076, or by using the city’s online Citizen Action Request at https://www.cityofbg.org/FormCenter/Public-Works-9/Public-Works-Request-54.

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