Warmer Weather Could Lead to Flooding

Jan 10, 2014

The weekend's warmer weather could pose a new set of problems for Washtenaw County.

Temperatures are expected to rise into the mid 40s over the weekend. Melting snow combined with the anticipated rainfall over could cause flooding in parts of the county.

Dennis Wojcik is Washtenaw County's Deputy Water Resources Commissioner. He says the build up of snow on the county's storm drains and other catch basins could be problematic where drains are clogged with snow.

Wojcik says residents can help prevent flooding by checking the drains in their area and making sure they remain unobstructed.