Rain Waters Recede Leaving Plenty Left To Go - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/7/08

Rain Waters Recede Leaving Plenty Left To Go

Rain waters are beginning to recede after nearly four inches of rain hit the area since midnight Tuesday. However, one popular Lubbock park is far from in the clear. Maxey Park is quite literally underwater. The trees that usually line the water front are now 50 to 60 feet into water.

And this all the result of the four inches of rain we've seen in and around Lubbock. Earlier today flooding caused tricky driving conditions for both small cars and big trucks like at the intersection of 4th and Milwaukee. Even the city is urging all drivers to stay alert and be cautious while driving tonight and until the flooding subsides.

As another result of the torrential rains the city closed 54th street between Salem and Raleigh avenues. Salem Avenue between 54th and 55th closed because of street flooding and overflowing storm drains. The rain waters pushed up through the road rippling and breaking the road leaving it undrivable.

The city hopes this damage will be fixed tomorrow unless we get more rain. Also tonight the city has halted trash pickup until the landfill dries enough for the large trash trucks. And the Lubbock police are reporting as many as 25 weather related accidents. As far as Maxey Park the same Mother Nature that filled this up will also have to empty it before this playground and park are usable again.

 

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