Storm drain turns into a geyser in Minneapolis

On Sunday, a storm drain on 25th and Como Avenues in Minneapolis burst from the ground during a torrential downpour, resulting in a curbside geyser for this residential street (shown above).  When water pressure builds in the sewers during heavy rain, it is not uncommon for a storm drain to burst free from the curb and for this to occur, according to  a man who answered the Sewer and Storm Drain Hotline but declined to provide his name because he was not authorized to speak in an official capacity. “The storm drains just aren’t in the proper condition to hold that much water.”


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