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Residents say they are trapped by flooded street on Detroit's west side

Posted at 6:37 AM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 07:07:49-05

(WXYZ) — Many homeowners on Detroit's west side say they feel trapped in their own homes because their streets have flooded multiple times.

The city says it will be working on the problem Monday.

People living on Quincy Street, near Livernois and Fenkell, reached out to 7 Action News. They say their street has flooded twice in one week.

The water is left over from melting snow and ice. The flooding water started to rise over the weekend, and it was impossible for residents to leave because it is a dead-end street.

Last Monday, we showed you a slushy mess on Quincy that prevented cars from getting down the street. A major winter storm had hit, creating an icy mess. Neighbors say they tried to clean up the drains ahead of team. Tehy even called the city to help clean up, but no one showed.

7 Action News reporter Jim Kiertzner contacted city officials, who cleared the street, but the problem has returned.