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It's amazing what clogged storm drains can do

Commonwealth Avenue near Strathmore Road under water

A roving UHub photographer who decided discretion was the better part of not getting soaked, shows us the view out his window of Commonwealth Avenue near Strathmore Road shortly before 2 p.m. He adds:

A crew from MBTA cleared some drains and it's much better now. But it was a complete shit show for a while.

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Blame it on the rain!

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Magoo thinks Milli Vanilli rocks in a major way. Milli Vanilli is Magoo’s jam. Magoo is a big beebopper and nothing beebops like Milli Vanilli. Magoo.

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Self driving cars can't help you. Nor can your phones. Did u learn the life saving skill of swimming? Better get home to check the pets. But I'm sure it won't stop violence, crime, drugs. and artillery tonight. That's a business that never goes out of business no matter what.And no permit required!

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Those are certainly words.

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For decades I have been clearing storm drains in my neighborhood. There are simply too many for our Public Works Department to get to in a timely way.

So my advice to all --- get a good dirt rake and keep it handy. We're all in this together.

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It's not a clogged grate, it's just that the inflow to the system exceeds capacity. This is where you sometimes see drains turn into gushers.

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There's a guy out in western Mass with an impressive number of subscribers who mainly just films himself unclogging drains and culverts. His yt handle is post 10. I think it would be neat to have a local drain unclogger. You would inspire many to seek the satisfaction of draining a flooded street.

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After a few days of rain several years ago, I was walking on Mass Ave (vic Tremont/Washington/Harrison) one day when BWSC was clearing some clogged drains. Parts of Mass Ave had water a few inches deep. BWSC used a claw-like thing to dig out each clogged drain.

They mostly pulled up Dunkin styrafoam cups.

In the burbs, leaves are usually the culpret for clogged drains. I don't know what's more likely on this part of Comm Ave, but Dunkin' drinkers / litterers deserved most of the blame on that edge of the South End.

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Actually, it's nips and syringes here,

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They might not work for storm water but perfect for dog waste.

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There's a storm drain in front of my house that I clear out regularly, and check before storms, because if I don't it will overflow. Today between downpours some moron parked directly on top of the storm drain with their wheel directly on top of it. All I could do was shake my head as I watched the water rise towards their chassis.

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Clearing storm drains used to be a big thing back in the 1960s. You would get a pin from the local Fire Department once you cleared enough if I recall correctly. Also digging out fire hydrants after a winter storm. These were things they taught in civics classes.

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Nice whirlpool when it finally unclogs, sometimes.

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