Warmer temps, melting ice, Oak Park crews prepare for possible flooding

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By Ashley Lisenby

Digital Editor

As snow and ice continue to melt after two consecutive days of around 40 degree temperatures, Oak Park Public Works Department crews prepare for possible flooding Wednesday by clearing sewers of ice and debris.

No flooding has been reported at this time.

Unlike the floods of April 2013, which were primarily due to heavy rainfall, Village spokesperson David Powers told the Chicago Tribune that the concern of potential flooding now is based on, "the snowpack, frozen ground compounded by the prediction of rain."

Residents are advised to clear snow from around gutter downspouts to help with roof runoff.

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