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Debris has clogged drains on Washington Road in front of the Augusta National Golf Club, causing water to pool when it rains.

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? Tree limbs, grass and other trash have clogged the drains in front of the Augusta National Golf Club. One tipster complained that Washington Road turns into a "bathtub" in that area when it rains.

WHO'S RESPONSIBLE? The Georgia Department of Transportation is responsible for keeping the drains clear of debris on certain sections of Washington Road. Its Augusta office can be reached at (706) 855-3466.

WHAT'S BEING DONE? DOT Area Engineer Mike Keene said crews have looked at the portion of road and plan to run a street sweeper to clean the roadway next week.

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