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December 24, 2009

Clear storm drains and fire hydrants of snow

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works is asking residents to chip in and help clear snow from storm drains and fire hydrants.

Clogged drains mean flooding. And blocked hydrants can mean big trouble for fire fighters and those they work to protect.

This is good advice for residents around the snowy state, not just those in the city -- especially ahead of the rain expected on Friday.

There are some 33,000 drains in the city alone, and workers can't clear them all themselves. In Baltimore, call 311 to report drains clogged with debris.

Baltimore Sun file photo of workers clearing a drain during a past storm/Kim Hairston

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Tim WheelerTim Wheeler reports on the environment and Chesapeake Bay. A native of West Virginia, he has focused mainly on Maryland's environment since moving here in 1983. Along the way, he's crewed aboard a skipjack in the bay, canoed under city streets up the Jones Fall from the Inner Harbor, and gone deep underground in a western Maryland coal mine. He loves seafood, rambles in the country and good stories. He hopes to share some here.

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