RIDOT: Storm drain filters to blame for Friday’s I-95 flooding

PROVIDENCE, R.I.(WPRI) — After significant flooding on Route 95 near the Thurbers Avenue curve on Friday, RIDOT told Eyewitness News that filters on nearby storm drains were to blame.

The filters were originally installed to stop rocks and other debris from going into the drains.

Unfortunately, RIDOT says the filters were also to blame for the flooding. Those filters have since been removed.