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Town Asks VDOT to Clear Drains after Minor Flooding in Occoquan

By Potomac Local News July 17, 2014 10:48 am

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OCCOQUAN, Va. – Clogged drains in Occoquan could have contributed to some minor flooding Tuesday night.

As heavy rain moved through the region about 7:30 p.m. the Ballywhack Creek that runs alongside Tanyard Hill Road spilled its banks. The creek is known to flood.

No damage was reported to any public properties in the town, and it didn’t flood for long.

“It was quick, and it receded fairly quickly,” said Occoquan Mayor Liz Quist.

The town manager on Wednesday called the Virginia Department of Transportation to the town and asked to them to unclog storm drains.

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There was also minor flooding on nearby Popular Lane which, along with Tanyard Hill Road, serve as gateways to the small town.

Occoquan flooded in 2011 when the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee inundated our area leaving many in the Holly Acres trailer park in nearby Woodbridge homeless.

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