MSD prepared for forecast of significant rainfall

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HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) - Lots of rain is in the forecast, and at least one area road is already under water.  In Hazelwood, Aubuchon Road between Teson and Missouri Bottom was closed after high water swept over it.

Metropolitan Sewer District officials said they are prepared for what is forecast.  MSD has more than 160 thousand inlets.  Falling leaves can slow the flow of water into the inlets.  Crews work year round to keep sewers flowing. Unless there is a two-inch downpour in 30 minutes MSD said everything should be fine.

MSD Spokesman Lance LeComb said “What we do ask folks to do if they see leaves or any debris blocking the inlet take a rake or shovel and just get it out of there let the water free flow back into the inlet if the inlet is not taking water at all and it’s backing up into the street certainly give us a call.”

He said people who rake their leaves and push them into sewer inlets are violating an ordinance.