Backed Up Drains Lead to Flooding in Midway District

Officials said storm drains on Midway Drive were backed up, leading to heavy flooding on the street

A busy street in San Diego’s Midway District was flooded Tuesday morning due to build-up in some drains, officials said.

Water flooded the 2500 block of Midway Drive near Barnett Avenue at around 7 a.m., leaving commuters to drive through very large puddles.

An officer with the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) told NBC 7 two factors contributed to the flooding: high tide and backed up drains.

He said the water is not able to drain properly due to the backed up drains.

As of 7:50 a.m., clean-up crews had been called out to the area to clear out the drains.

For now, drivers are using the inside lanes in both directions on Midway Drive in order to avoid the parts of the roadway that are heavily flooded.

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