Clearing debris yields surprises



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For years, residents in a Greenwood neighborhood complained about their streets and lawns flooding when it rains.

Workers recently discovered the underground secret that is a big reason for the problem: trash.

Greenwood stormwater workers pulled 256 tons of trash out of the drain pipes in the Whispering Trails neighborhood, on the northwest side of the city. In addition to the leaves and dirt they expected, they also found TVs, DVD players, BB guns, bricks, concrete blocks and sand.

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