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Heavy rains force city street closure

By Staff
CLOSED STREET Meridian city workers closed the 26th Avenue underpass early this morning after heavy rains caused temporary street flooding. Photo by Carisa McCain/The Meridian Sar
By William F. West / community editor
Dec. 31, 2002
Heavy rains early this morning flooded the 26th Avenue underpass and caused the city of Meridian to close the street to traffic.
The street flooding followed a line of strong thunderstorms that passed through East Central Mississippi today.
The National Weather Service forecast calls for a 90 percent chance of rain today, dropping to 50 percent tonight. Lows are expected to dip into the mid-40s.
Emergency officials closely monitored today's weather problems, and responded to at least one traffic accident between mile markers 168 and 169 on Interstate 20/59.
No other details were available.
Goldman said his department first received word of flooding around 6:45 a.m. He said crews responded to 26th Avenue and 18th Street; 49th Avenue and Fifth Street; and other low places with clogged curbs.

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