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Rains from Ida still kept some crews busy

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Southwest Georgia didn't get as much rain from Tropical Storm Ida as initially expected, but public works crews stayed busy.

Workers made their way around Albany, cleaning out storm drains to make sure what rain we did get, went where it should. As the wind gusted, one crew worked in mid-town Albany near Benjamin and Lucille to clear a storm drain packed with mud and pine straw. Once cleared, storm water that had backed up in gutters drained quickly.

"We've got crews that are steady working out here, cleaning these lines, maintaining these ponds, and trying to keep whatever we can out of the sewer systems," said Georgia Haggerty, Albany Public Works Supervisor.

Georgia Power crews experienced just a handful of outages that were quickly repaired. Water Gas and Light and EMC's reported no problems.


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