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Weather causes flooding, sewer issues in Spencer
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Weather causes flooding, sewer issues in Spencer

Rain on top of snow that had nowhere to go caused flooding and sewer issues in Spencer Wednesday night into Thursday. Spencer Public Works Director Mark White said there were several severe issues with standing water in the southern part of town. “We had a lot of drainage issues in south Spencer, particularly south of...

City council establishing process for front yard parking construction permits
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City council establishing process for front yard parking construction permits

The Spencer City Council on Monday approved the first filing of an ordinance requiring Spencer residents to apply for at least one permit if they want to install surface areas so they can continue to park in their front yards. In December, the council approved an amendment to city code that restricts front yard parking...

Spencer experiencing flooding in some areas this morning
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Spencer experiencing flooding in some areas this morning

A large amount of rain has caused flooding in some areas of Spencer Thursday morning. In some cases, streets had to be closed because the water was too deep for cars to pass through safely. “You had surface water flooding, which was coming off higher-elevation farm fields or surrounding land,” Public Works Director Mark White...

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