Wednesday afternoon the rain stopped-- if only temporarily-- but the flow of water will continue. Burlington road crews expect to work through the night draining a 250,000 gallon storm drain.
"I've been with the city for 25 years and we've had large storms, but not as frequent as we're having these storms now," said Rob Green, the assistant director of Burlington Public Works.
Green says the system hidden under the roadway is supposed to slowly drain into the sewage system. But debris and aging infrastructure are preventing it from draining fast enough. In other areas, it's draining too fast.
"Unfortunately, we've got customers with sewage in the basement, manhole covers popping off just because there's too much flow," Green said.
"Business has been coming in for us," said Tyler Savage of G.W. Savage Co.
Savage says summer is typically the slow season in the family restoration business. But in the last month they've pumped out more than 275 homes and businesses.
"With these sudden storms that come in with the heavy downfalls of rain and also the driven wind, we see a high volume of calls coming in," Savage said.
He says this storm didn't impact as wide an area as the mega-storm that struck a month ago, but adds that until water stops pouring in, they can't start cleaning.
Work crews are prepared to work all night to ensure another storm doesn't wash away their progress.
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