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Rain causes street flooding, ripped up roads

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Posted at 11:16 PM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-05 10:06:09-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The recent storms have caused road related problems in San Diego.

Business on the north side of the 300 block of Washington Street saw their sidewalks flood twice in three days.

Water was rushing down the sidewalk during a portion of heavy rainfall Monday. Randy Batley, the owner of Mission Gallery Antiques, says it was much worse on Saturday.

Batley says the sidewalk flooding is an ongoing problem that’s impacted business. Every time it rains, he has to put a rain barricade on the front door and direct customers to the back, away from the street.

“The hardcore people that know us, they come around back,” he said. “But the casual looker, they see that, and they’ll go somewhere else." In October, he filed a report through the city’s get it done app.

A city spokesman told 10News:

“The City did respond with an inspection of the adjacent storm drain and found it to be functioning properly. We will be evaluating the area further regarding what improvements can be made and prioritize accordingly.”

The city says they’ve also seen an uptick in pothole reporting, which is expected after rainfall.

On a typical day, they see about 100 pothole reports on the Get it Done app, but on Monday, there were more than 140 reports.

But the city can cover a lot of ground. Last year, crews patched up about 120 potholes a day, according to a city spokesman. They also promise to patch up the pothole within ten days of someone reporting it.