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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Andy's Angles: A Mount Carmel Thing

I'm sure it happens in other places, but Mount Carmel has made it famous.  Dozens of homes have rain gutters that go over the sidewalk and empty over the curb.

Don't ask me how it got started.  A Google search didn't turn up anything.  I'm sure it helps keep basements dry by channeling rain water far away from the foundations.  As you can see, most homes are right on the sidewalk and without front yards.

It also prevents melting snow from turning in to sidewalk ice.

While it makes sense on some levels, it really is a bizarre sight.