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Rising temperatures causes flooding, potholes


TROY, N.Y. - The whacky weather was causing havoc on the roads Friday afternoon as rain and rise in temperature caused some snow to melt, quickly flooding streets and sidewalks.

In Troy, city workers scrambled to open storm drains so water could drain and hopefully not flood anyone's property.

For much of the afternoon water can be seen flowing down sidewalks and streets creating gigantic puddles on the corners that are almost impossible to pass.  But there is also something else happening, as the water is flowing it's carrying with it pieces of the road.

"We ain't got a ton of equipment or a ton of people, but were doing the best we can," said Troy city worker Cameron.

Troy city workers are out chipping away at ice that's blocking storm drains.

George Shaheen has lived in troy for 50 years.

"I've seen this flooded down here before,' said Shaheen. "I was the only one who knew where the drain was down here."

Crews in Albany are working to clear water off the roadways that have built up, but they're having major issues because of all the snow and ice. Water is not draining properly as it flows into this little stream here, it's becoming stagnant and not moving.

Water on the road forced crews to turn route 9 into a one-lane road which caused backed-up traffic.

Warmer weather is expected Saturday and crews are planning to do it all over again.

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