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Alexandria street department workers pumped water out of the ditch along Agnes Boulevard into the stormwater drainage system Wednesday afternoon. One lane on a section of the roadway near Kinkead Cemetery was barricaded after rapidly melting snow flooded the street. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)

Temperature turnaround creates flooding problem in Alexandria

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ALEXANDRIA - A sudden 69-degree shift in temperatures created flooding problems in Douglas County this week.

Temperatures shot up from a low of 17-degrees below zero on March 12 to a high of 52 degrees on March 16.

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Because the ground and culverts were still frozen, all that rapidly melting snow had nowhere to go - but across yards, streets and boulevards.

The good news: As the ground warms, the flooding has ebbed.

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