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Update: Ashton Road flooding

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Employees of the the New Hanover County Engineering Department were in Ogden today, making sure residents know their responsibility in preventing flooding. Parkwood Estates in Ogden is prone to flooding. For years, residents have been trying to figure out who is responsible for keeping the ditches clean. WWAY discovered the DOT cleans the pipes under the road, but it is your responsibility to clean the ditches and pipes on your property. Chief project engineer Jim Iannucci said, "What we try to do is maintain positive flow in these ditches so that we don't have flooding problems or drainage issues, and if you're not doing your part than you could be flooding your neighbor's house or your own house." If the inspectors come to your neighborhood and see your ditch is clogged, you will be given a notice to clean it. If you fail to comply, the county will clean the ditch and put a lean on your property for the amount it cost to do the work. For Parkwood estate homeowners who still have questions, the county inspector will be coming to meet with you in your neighborhood on July 19.

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