It's one of Portland's odd contradictions that we get rain almost constantly for nine months of the year, but don't have stout enough infrastructure to handle much more than a stern drizzle. In any serious rains, our MAX trains flood when undercautious operators push through standing water, our hillside roads are prone to landslides, and our streetscapes sprout spontaneous sewage geysers—even after the $1.4 billion Big Pipe Project largely eliminated sewage overflows into the Willamette (you can pretty much count on said overflows today).

Here are scenes from around town this morning.

It's a gusher! Northwest 11th at Hoyt #PDXTST

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