State works to prevent another Connector flood

The downtown connector was flooded Sunday afternoon, May 31, 2015, due to a water main break. 
MONICA RICHARDSON / MRICHARDSON@AJC.COM
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The downtown connector was flooded Sunday afternoon, May 31, 2015, due to a water main break. MONICA RICHARDSON / MRICHARDSON@AJC.COM
The downtown connector was flooded Sunday afternoon, May 31, 2015, due to a water main break.  MONICA RICHARDSON / MRICHARDSON@AJC.COM

The downtown connector was flooded Sunday afternoon, May 31, 2015, due to a water main break.
MONICA RICHARDSON / MRICHARDSON@AJC.COM

Georgia Department of Transportation officials say they are doing what they can to ward off a repeat occurrence of the Downtown Connector flooding on Sunday.

However, the sudden flooding that shut down the interstate wasn’t caused by an uncommon weather event, nor was it unprecedented. And if storm drains aren’t regularly swept out, it could become a recurring problem.

See more in my report in today’s paper and on MyAJC.com about Downtown Connector flooding.


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