Coming in to Bismarck from the north on Highway 83, the results of the night’s rain were evident. Though drainage in North Bismarck is much better than in South Bismarck, this
intersection was plugged. Though we get only about 14-16 inches of precipitation a year, including snow, this scene is evident that sometimes it can come in great abundance at one time.
Bismarck City crews were on hand to open plugged storm sewer lines and open up the closed lanes of Highway 83. By noon, the flooded intersection was only a damp spot on the highway.