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The city street pavement buckled Wednesday morning following another storm water flooding event early Wednesday morning at the intersection at Kandiyohi Ave. and 10th Street S.W. in Willmar. This morning's incident was the third storm water flooding event in this intersection and neighborhood this year.

Storm leaves mark on street

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WILLMAR -- Pressure from rain water backing up in the storm sewer caused the road surface to buckle early Wednesday morning in the intersection of 10th Street and Kandiyohi Avenue Southwest in Willmar.

Public Works Director Mel Odens explained that pressure from backed up storm water forced water to escape around the manhole casting below the street surface and caused a portion of the road surface to break apart.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
(320) 235-1150
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