Road crews prepare for possible floods

Road crews in Rockland County were out in full force Thursday to prepare for flooding. Workers said they cleared out more than 10 catch basins

Road crews in Rockland County were out in full force Thursday to prepare for possible flash floods.

Road crews in Rockland County were out in full force Thursday to prepare for possible flash floods. (9/10/15)

NYACK - Road crews in Rockland County were out in full force Thursday to prepare for flooding.

Workers said they cleared out more than 10 catch basins early in the day to help keep the roads clear. 

Clearing out the catch basins is a key component in trying to keep the streets from flooding, said Ray Salva, of the Rockland Highway Department.

"It takes almost 30 minutes to an hour for the crews to remove leaves, branches and debris from the basins, so they had their work cut out for them with heavy rain on the way," Salva said.

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