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Heavy rains wash up nearly 10 tons of garbage

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The weekend rains that soaked parts of the region have washed up nearly 10 tons of garbage along Playa del Carmen streets.

Municipal Public Utilities workers collected nearly 10 tons of garbage one day after the rains that caused numerous water drainage wells to become clogged. The clogged wells resulted in severely flooded streets in several residential neighborhoods.

City workers say the largest amounts of garbage were collected from the subdivisions of Misión de las Flores, Villas del Sol, Palmas, Ejidal and Luis Donaldo Colosio Murrieta in the west of the city.

“We are working in groups because of the heavy rains. The cleanup was activated Saturday night. We are noticing that citizens are not placing their garbage in cans or in designated areas.

“We have found everything from plastic bags to furniture thrown in the middle of the street,” said Eugenio, Municipal Public Services worker.

Several subdivisions in the west part of the city of Playa del Carmen suffered severe street flooding that residents say is due to the construction of homes in the area, adding that it’s the construction material that blocks the city well drains.

Luis Antonio Morales Ocaña, local meteorologist, warns that the rains are expected to continue over the next few days, with local weather patterns not normalizing until Wednesday.