|Corner of Yellowstone and Flandro - Main Light going into the Costco|
and Retail Center. Photo Provided by Riley's Hotshots.
Making matters worse, the Pocatello stormwater system has failed for the second time in less than a month. The Center Street Underpass which had extensive work done 12 years ago flooded yesterday and remained closed through 6 am this morning. The system has a 24 inch pipe to keep flooding to a minimum but has been overpowered by the tremendous force of water coming through. Several believe that the system must have a blockage adding to questions of why the Pocatello Street Department has not maintained the system adequately.
|Residual water from yesterday's flood|
at the Westwood Mall in Pocatello. Background
storefront is Cal Ranch. Photo by Riley's Hotshots
Why could all this cost Mayor Blad his job? Back to love and hate. Many will remember Former Mayor Roger Chase was elected 12 years ago for these precise reasons, flooding and road maintenance. Now with Chase and Paul Sheppard running against Blad, he should be looking over his shoulder. The thought of Pocatello back sliding into poor road quality after investing so much to get to good quality will be a tough pill to swallow for many voters. Will it be enough to cost Blad? Only time will tell.
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