Sure, the heavy downpour sucks but be philosophical about it. Remember:
"The farmers need the rain."
Mid-afternoon, August 2. Downtown Plattsburgh, Durkee and Broad streets area.
(Click on each image for a larger view.)
Heavy rain and the manhole cover is lifting.
There she blows! A water fountain in the center of the intersection.
Whee! Hydroplaning is fun -- as long as you don't lose control.
Welcome to the Durkee Street Lake. All craft must not exceed the speed limit or the wake will disturb other vessels.
This is the second time this summer that the drains couldn't handle the water. Does this mean there is more to this problem than just freak weather? Could it be the drainage system needs some maintenance or even an upgrade?