A forecast of heavy rain by the National Weather Service could increase the chance of flooding in some Highland Park neighborhoods and the City Public Works Department is working to minimize potential damage.
Citizens can do something about it as well by clearing snow covering curb drains so water can flow freely into them, according to Highland Park Public Works Director Ramesh Kanapreddy. “Clearing the curb drain will minimize street flooding,” he said.
People who are unable to clear the area themselves or know of heavy areas nearby can contact the Public Works Department and an effort will be made to remedy the situation, according to Kanapreddy. “We are clearing areas now,” he said. “If they see something they should call us.”