City crews 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.

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