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COLONIE: April showers bring mayhem

Although flooding in the Lisha Kill area is common, the flooding of Waterman Avenue is not common, said Robert Mitchell, commissioner of the town's Department of Public Works.

Public works crews have to wait out the storm to see what caused the flooding of Waterman Avenue. The area has a big detention basin that should be able to handle the volume of runoff, he said.

Whether the system was overwhelmed or a pipe in the drainage system was blocked has yet to be determined.

"All the streams are running high and we are having a rough time handling the runoff," Mitchell said.

Public works crews reported throughout Monday on the areas of the town that typically flood, he said.

Only one other area, Campagna Drive off Sand Creek Road, was closed on Monday at 3 p.m., he said.""

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