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By: Crystal PriceEL PASO, Texas -- Rain showers that moved into the area on Tuesday night, flooded streets and culverts near Socorro. "It was coming down really heavy," said Alfredo Escalante, a resident in Socorro. While it can become difficult to see where the sidewalk started and the roadway ended, residents welcomed the downpour. "This rain is really helping a lot of us, we needed this rain," Escalante said. But for these residents near Thunder and Rio Vista, the rain created a traffic hazard. When the rain fills up the berm near this intersection, the city has to block off the streets and the intersection to control the water and keep it from flooding the neighborhoods. "It's basically three subdivisions and this whole area," said Jesus Ruiz, the mayor of Socorro. "It's not our water. It just shoots to Socorro to north of 1-10. We can't stop it from hitting us." So this street had to be blocked and people had to wait to get home. "It's really crazy because we don't know how our family members will get home," said Elizabeth Solis, a resident in Socorro. "Also how we 're going to get to work in the morning if this will still be here." Other residents said despite the flooded streets, they wish the rain would stick around a little longer. "I'm really happy, I wish it could stay for a long as it could," Escalante said.
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