GOSHEN — Due to Saturday evening’s hail storm, a large amount of leaves, trash and other debris caused storm drains to become blocked, which led to the ponding of water and flooding on numerous roadways throughout the city of Goshen, city officials said.

Crews worked into the early morning on Sunday to remove as much debris as possible from the affected drains. However, a lot of debris remains on the roadways and numerous storm drains are still covered.

The city Street Department will be collecting leaves this week. Residents should rake leaves into long piles on the grass next to the street or sidewalk beside the curb, not more than 6 feet from the curb. For the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists, leaves that must be piled on the sidewalk must leave as wide a walking path as possible.

Other yard waste can be taken to the Environmental Center, 20100 C.R. 19. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The city is asking residents to help clear away as much debris as possible from storm drains near their homes and businesses to reduce the potential for flooding the next time it rains.

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