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Why are the storm drains on Chestnut Street near Snipes School blocked?

David Reynolds

During the construction of the new Snipes Academy of Arts and Design, workers have put filters over nearby storm drains to keep dirt from running into Burnt Mill Creek nearby.

Eddie Anderson, director of facility planning and construction for New Hanover County Schools, said the filters will be removed this summer when paving and construction are finished. In the meantime, the drains could cause rainwater to pool on Chestnut Street.

The new school will open in August after the two-year project is complete, Anderson said.

During construction, students were moved to the Dorothy B. Johnson Elementary School building on McRae Street.

Workers occasionally clean the filters, Anderson said, which primarily keep dirt tracked from the construction site from running into the creek.

Construction runoff could hurt vegetation and wildlife in the creek, Anderson said.

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