UPDATE: Several parts of Edmonton experience flooding

Global News

EDMONTON – Heavy rain and backed up drains in the City of Edmonton caused flooding in several areas and even shut down traffic on Tuesday.

“The rain has generated a number of calls to the City of Edmonton… mostly related to street flooding, catch basins being plugged, and we are responding to those,” explained Chris Ward, Manager of drainage services for the city.

Firefighters were called out to Edmonton’s Cloverdale neighbourhood early Tuesday afternoon, after the street began to flood.

The area of 98 Avenue and 92 Street was covered in shin-deep water around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Emergency crews and city employees were on scene addressing the situation:

One resident describes the flooding as frustrating.

“This happened a couple of years back. It wasn’t as bad as you see here now… but the city has a system in place to evacuate the water from here, and it always seems to…

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