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Warmer Weather Could Melt Snow, Bring Flooding

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INGHAM CO., Mich. (WLNS) - Warmer temperatures are expected to visit mid-Michigan in coming days. It's great news for those looking to thaw out, but it also means the large mounds of snow will also melt and cause a potential for flooding.

"Our crews are ready to rock and roll as soon as we have some complaints. We'll be out in the field, working 24 hours," said Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann, even though he's predicting manageable melting. 

 

 

"Hopefully it won't be the kind of thaw that melts in 24 hours, or else we'd really be in trouble," said Lindermann.

 

Holt Schools have experienced flooding in the past, and with so much snow this winter, they're worried it'll happen again.

 

"Ground water that comes up will come up through cracks in the sidewalk, and so trying to manage that, making sure the water doesn't get into the building," said Jon Hall, the public schools supervisor of building services for Lansing and Holt.

 

"In our business, you have to be ready for just about anything. Any time of the day," said Hall.

"We don't take anything for granted," said Lindermann. "If you declare war on water, water's always going to win."

Officials warn to get valuables out of basements if they're prone to flooding.

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