Flooding Concerns This Weekend?

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Flooding Concerns This Weekend?

Postby savebowdoin » Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:54 pm

Just wondering if there are flooding concerns over the Green Line since we are supposed to get 2-5 inches of rain tomorrow... Are there any plans in place in case conditions look ominous, i.e. seal off the portals along the Muddy River?

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Postby Noah_Plack » Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:16 pm

Since the Green Line flood of 1996 (?), predictions of heavy rains and/or flooding result in the T checking to ensure dam materials are in place and that pumps and drains are in good working order.

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Postby savebowdoin » Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:31 pm

Thanks for the info, I know its not as bad as was once forecasted, but i was curious anyway as to the plans in place for such an event to occur.

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Postby efin98 » Sun Apr 03, 2005 7:58 pm

There are always plans, what really matters is how long does it take to utilize the plans. You can plan all you want but if you can't get at the affected area(s) then the plans are a mute point...

I suspect that there is some trouble with the Blue Line and Green Line again but thankfully the rains weren't as bad as expected in the city so flooding should have been kept to a minimum. Worst case scenario: service suspended early for the night...
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Postby Ron Newman » Sun Apr 03, 2005 11:57 pm

Because of flooding, an area was closed off with yellow tape Saturday where the Winter Street Concourse meets the southbound Orange Line platform at Downtown Crossing.
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Postby savebowdoin » Mon Apr 04, 2005 9:11 pm

I'm not surprised to hear that... A few weeks ago it was like a waterfall coming down from the cieling over the turnstiles at that location. Also having a leakage problem is the northbound platform on the Orange Line at North Station near the Causeway Street Escalators... it's been dripping there for weeks!

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Postby efin98 » Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:26 pm

That's nothing, Haymarket's Orange Line platforms have been leaking for years- and they got renovated only a decade or so ago!

And don't get me started on Maverick...it doesn't flood in the station but it's got a hell of alot of water damage on the walls!
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Postby Porter Sq » Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:55 pm

The problem at North Station has been there more than a few weeks try a couple of months. 3-4 weeks ago they had a write up about it in the globe in starts and stops.The T said they would fix the problem(before the end the the century).As of today it is still leaking.

There's one other bad spot but it's kinda hard too see. On the outbound side of the Red Line between Davis and Alewife. Right before the cross over the train I was on stoped.We were in the second car siting next to the cab. We were waiting for the signal to clear(This is where you have to be too see it).My dad says look behind you.So I look and there is this stream of gushing water. It was pretty bad you probably could have filled a average bathtub within 10 mins the way it was coming out.There was also somekind of yellow bulidup around the hole. I really hope that more leaks don't start poping up becoming a serious problem with red line service.
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Postby Ron Newman » Tue Apr 05, 2005 4:18 pm

Earlier in the winter I also recall water coming from the ceiling in the Green Line part of Park Street -- I think on the left side of the southbound platform.

But nothing anywhere is as bad as Shawmut Station.
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