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Oregon city crews work to prevent flooding

OREGON, OH (Toledo News Now) -

With temperatures on the rise, melting snow and ice could likely cause flooding for some communities. The City of Oregon is working now to help prevent possible flooding.

City crews are out looking for storm drains and making sure they are clear of ice and snow, to make sure the water has a place to go once the snow starts to melt. To locate drains they can't see with the naked eye, the workers are using Google Earth.

City officials say this just helps lower the risk of flooding in the area.

"For those who live out in the country, this is to prevent their yards from flooding and for others to prevent their street from flooding," said Martin Wineland, superintendent of streets for the city.

He says residents can help in the effort by clearing drains and catch basins near their homes.

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