City crews still cleaning up after flooding

Central flooding sign
City crews are still cleaning up after flooding

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – City crews are still trying to clean up the mess left from severe flooding earlier this month.

The area near Lead and High is the last of the repairs. Rushing water lifted the manhole cover and ruined the concrete nearby.

Heavy rain fell fast August 1st causing up to $800,000 in damage downtown. The water was deep on Central under the railroad tracks but, some drivers kept going and firefighters had to rescue them.

This week the city put up signs to warn drivers next time there’s a storm.

The city says that’s all it plans to do right now in that area. The city says it wants to rebuild the Central Avenue underpass, between First and Broadway but it could be years before that happens. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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