Recent Deluge Of Rain Wreaking Havoc On City Streets


THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS IN OFFICE. SANDRA: YOU HAVE PROBABLY NOTICED IT’S BEEN A WET MORNING OUT THERE AS WE TAKE A LIVE LOOK AT OUR DOPPLER RADAR. YOU CAN SEE THE RAIN IS MOVING OUT OF THE AREA, BUT THIS WET WEATHER, WHAT A MORNING. WHAT A DRIVE IN. A LOT OF PROBLEMS ON THE ROAD AND THE FREEWAYS. JEFF: CITY MAINTENANCE CREWS THROUGHOUT THE CITY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THE DAMAGE TO POTHOLES. JASMINE VIEL IS LIVE DOWNTOWN. REPORTER: WE FOUND THESE POTHOLES ON GRIFFIN AVENUE FILLING UP WITH WATER. IT IS A SECTION FLAG TO BE REPAIRED BY THE CITY. YOU CAN SEE THE MISTY RAIN THAT CONTINUES TO FALL. CITY AND COUNTY CREWS ARE SAYING THEY WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS WEATHER TO MAKE THESE REPAIRS BEFORE THE NEXT BIG STORM ARRIVES. FOR L.A. DRIVERS IT HAS BEEN A ROUGHER RIDE THAN USUAL DURING OUR VERY WET WINTER. IT MAKES FOR A BUMPY RIDE. STORM AFTER STORM HAS POUNDED OUR STREETS SINCE OCTOBER, LEADING TO POTHOLE AFTER POTHOLE. THEY ARE PRETTY BAD. EVERYWHERE. I’VE BEEN DRIVING A LOT THROUGH HOLLYWOOD. SHE IS AS SET UP WITH THE POTHOLES AS SHE IS WITH THIS RAIN. IT’S HARD. WE DON’T LIVE, IF I WANTED THIS MUCH RAIN I WOULD MOVE TO SEATTLE. REPORTER: SO MUCH RAIN THAT THE NUMBER OF POTHOLES SERVICE REQUESTS QUADRUPLED LAST MONTH TO 3700 BECAUSE OF THE SEVERE STORM. THE RAIN WATER SEEPING THROUGH THE CRACKS AND THE ASPHALT GIVES WAY. THAT SPEAKS TO INFRASTRUCTURE OR LACK THEREOF. REPORTER: THEY SAY MORE CITY RESOURCES ARE NEEDED TO FIX ALL THE DAMAGE. IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, IN GENERAL, CITY AND COUNTY HAVEN’T BEEN REPAIRED FOR RAIN. IT’S LIKE TO, IT RAINS RAINS HERE SOMETIMES. LAST WEEK BOB BLUMENTHAL THE CITY’S TO WORK FASTER. THEY COMPLETED 1400 PAYMENT REPAIRS LAST MONTH. THEY HAVE DEALT POTHOLES FORMING DURING EVERY STORM. THEY SAY THEY WILL JUST HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO WRITE ABOUT. BACK OUT HERE LIVE, YOU CAN SEE THE RAIN CONTINUES, BUT AT LEAST IT IS LIGHT RIGHT NOW. JEFF, SANDRA, THE CITY SAID LAST MONTH THEY ALSO RECEIVED AND HAD TO DEAL WITH 1300 EMERGENCY TREE

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