The recent flooding in Morgan Park and on Railroad Street was of great concern to many of us. Mayor Compton contacted the County, and on Wednesday a DOT crew cleared out the culvert under Railroad Street (and also the CSX drainage tunnel downstream). The heavy rains had completed blockage of the pipe, and thus the subsequent flooding. The flood waters drained once the culvert was cleared. Town maintenance will monitor the pipe to try and prevent a recurrence.
Periodic flooding in Morgan Park, though usually less extensive, has been a problem for many years. The County is currently working on a replacement plan to address the capacity of the collapsing culvert that is the root of the problem, and the Town is actively communicating with the County to press for this relatively minor work to be completed as a priority.