An unusual amount of grass clippings, brush, leaves and other yard debris is clogging storm drains, preventing water from draining properly, causing residents to complain and city officials to worry about the consequences.

Keri Heath: 409-683-5241; or on Twitter @HeathKeri.


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(2) comments

Jim Casey

Not all landscapers are conscientious. Some blow leaves and clippings into the street. I've watched them do it many times.

George Laiacona

I’m not surprised. I have commented for the past 20 years that Galveston’s favorite kind of landscaping is to grow weeds in the curbing so that trash can accumulate and clog up the storm sewers when it rains. The other special kind of street cleaning is when the November leaves in the gutters are washed out to the centers of the streets with the April rains.

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