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A Fix is in the Works

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BILLINGS - Residents who live near the intersection of 8th Avenue and 24th Street in downtown Billings say their streets flood after just ten minutes of rain.

Deanna Eggum has lived at the intersection for two years and says she's done a lot to try and protect her property.  However, Eggum says her efforts are in vain.

After only ten minutes of rain, Eggum says the inlet grate by her house is gushing water. She wants to know what the city is going to do to fix this persistent problem.

Tyler Westrope, Staff Engineer with the City of Billings, says the city is working on completing plans for their east end industrial drain project.  However, the project is more than a year away from becoming a reality.

Westrope says residents can help the city out by making sure the inlet grate near their house is clear of debris.

Safety is the main priority. Residents should not go out in heavy rain to clean the grates, unless it's safe to do so.
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