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Warm temperatures causing flooding problems in Alexandria
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

With temperatures soaring past 40 degrees this week, the mild weather is creating a lot of runoff from melting snow and ice.

Some intersections in Alexandria are flooding, according to Bill Thoennes, interim public works director.

"We do have crews out steaming open the frozen storm drains," he said Monday morning. "It will take a few days to get to all of the ones that are plugged."

If you have major flooding of streets or intersections in your area and it is affecting buildings or personal property, call Alexandria City Hall at (320) 763-6678. "We will get a crew out there as soon as possible, otherwise, we ask that you be patient," said Thoennes.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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