Detroit Lakes streets are flooding with rain, snowmelt; city asks people to drive cautiously

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Some isolated flooding incidents have been disrupting traffic around town today, Thursday, March 14. The rain from Wednesday into today, coupled with quite a bit of snowmelt runoff, is overflowing...

A van passed through a deep puddle on Summit Avenue near Zorbaz Thursday afternoon. The city Public Works Department showed up shorty after to clear the frozen catch basin to allow the water to drain. Kaysey Price / Tribune
A public works crew blasts highly-pressurized water into the catch basin, to clear out the frozen blockage and allow the water to drain properly. Kaysey Price / Tribune
Water puddles on Frazee Street East in front of the Holiday Inn Thursday, as rain and snowmelt are unable to drain through frozen catch basins. Kaysey Price / Tribune

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