Rains from Ida still kept some crews busy - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Rains from Ida still kept some crews busy

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Local artists auction work to benefit Albany Humane Society

    Local artists auction work to benefit Albany Humane Society

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:07 AM EDT2014-09-16 08:07:28 GMT
    Animal lovers can give back to the Albany Humane Society in a very unique way. Local artists will be auctioning off their work to benefit the non-profit organization through Artists for Animals. More >>
    Animal lovers can give back to the Albany Humane Society in a very unique way. Local artists will be auctioning off their work to benefit the non-profit organization through Artists for Animals. 
    More >>
  • Worth County is Camera Ready

    Worth County is Camera Ready

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:50:56 GMT
    Karen Rackley, Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce Executive DirectorKaren Rackley, Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
    Every county in Georgia is now camera ready.Worth County is one of the final 20 counties that just earned the designation meant to show television and movie producers that local communities are able and willing to help them. More >>
    Every county in Georgia is now camera ready.Worth County is one of the final 20 counties that just earned the designation meant to show television and movie producers that local communities are able and willing to help them. More >>
  • Sylvester city departments remain without phone service

    Sylvester city departments remain without phone service

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:50:33 GMT
    Bill Yearta, Mayor of SylvesterBill Yearta, Mayor of Sylvester
    All city departments in Sylvester remain without phone service. The phone system went down on Monday at Sylvester City Hall and the police, fire, and public works departments.More >>
    All city departments in Sylvester remain without phone service. The phone system went down on Monday at Sylvester City Hall and the police, fire, and public works departments.More >>

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.


©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.  Feedback