DC plans drainage upgrades after Cleveland Park Metro flood

WASHINGTON — Changes could be coming to Connecticut Avenue in Cleveland Park after Tuesday’s intense storms flooded the upper level of the Metro station there.

D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh, who represents the area, said in a statement Thursday that the waterfall down the station steps and escalator might finally spark the coordination needed among agencies to resolve the recurring flooding problems in the area of the Cleveland Park Station.

The more than ankle-deep height of Tuesday’s flash flood was unprecedented for the station. But water regularly pools on the sidewalks and along the curb of the street in the area above the station.

“The challenges of coordinating between three entities — DDOT, DC Water, and WMATA — frustrated the process. But, at long last, I think we’re going to see some significant movement to address the problem,” Cheh said.

A broken window is seen at a Nordstrom store in along L Street by Farrugut North. (John Domen/WTOP)

An eyeglass store on L Street near Farrugut North is seen damaged after protests in D.C. (John Domen/WTOP)

A parking meter is seen tipped over along L Street by Farrugut North. (John Domen/WTOP)

A store on L Street near Farrugut North is seen damaged after protests in D.C. (John Domen/WTOP)

Offensive phrases and damage is seen near the AFL-CIO building and St. Johns Episcopal Church on 16th Street NW. (John Domen/WTOP)

Offensive phrases were sprayed near the AFL-CIO building and St. Johns Episcopal Church on 16th Street NW. (John Domen/WTOP)

A worker washes off graffiti after protests near St. John’s Episcopal Church.

A building is seen covered in graffiti near 16th Street NW in D.C. following protests. (John Domen/WTOP)

Grafitti is seen in D.C. during protests over the death of George Floyd. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)

A protestor holds a sign during demonstrations in D.C. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)

Protestors hold signs as they walk through D.C. during demonstrations in reaction to George Floyd’s death. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)

Protestors sit in a road in D.C. during demonstrations over the death of George Floyd. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)

signs
Protesters raise signs during the another day of protests in D.C. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)

white house
Protesters gather in front of the White House in D.C., during a third day of protest over the death of George Floyd. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)

boarded
Windows are borded up during another day of protests in D.C. over the death of George Floyd. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)

police
Police in Lafayette Square stand at the ready during another day of protests in D.C. over the death of George Floyd. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)

protest
A person climbs a lamp post during a protest in D.C. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)

protest
Protesters gather in Lafayette Square near the White House. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)

protests
Protests erupt in D.C. and nationwide over the death of George Floyd, an African American man, in Minneapolis, following an incident that involved a white police officer. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)

Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, near the White House on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. – Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement’s repeated use of lethal force against African Americans — this one like others before captured on cellphone video. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Demonstrators stand on a car as they confront police during a protest against the death of George Floyd, near the White House on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. – Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement’s repeated use of lethal force against African Americans — this one like others before captured on cellphone video. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham talks with protesters May 31, 2020. (Courtesy Metropolitan Police Department)

Demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd hold up signs near the White House on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. – Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement’s repeated use of lethal force against African Americans — this one like others before captured on cellphone video. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd climb a building near the White House on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. – Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement’s repeated use of lethal force against African Americans — this one like others before captured on cellphone video. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd hold up placards up near the White House on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. – Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement’s repeated use of lethal force against African Americans — this one like others before captured on cellphone video. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 31: Crews work to board up business’s near the White House as protesters gather at Lafayette Square Park on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, near the White House on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. – Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement’s repeated use of lethal force against African Americans — this one like others before captured on cellphone video. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Demonstrators hold up signs as they protest the death of George Floyd, near the White House on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. – Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement’s repeated use of lethal force against African Americans — this one like others before captured on cellphone video. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Police watch demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd, near the White House on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. – Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement’s repeated use of lethal force against African Americans — this one like others before captured on cellphone video. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Police watch demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd, near the White House on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. – Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement’s repeated use of lethal force against African Americans — this one like others before captured on cellphone video. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Graffiti on Decatur House, in D.C. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)

Spray paint that reads "Yall Not Tired Yet?" is seen on the base fo the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, early Sunday, May 31, 2020, the morning after protests over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Spray paint that reads “Yall Not Tired Yet?” is seen on the base of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, early Sunday, May 31, 2020, the morning after protests over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

A worker cleans up burned debris on a sidewalk, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Washington, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A worker cleans up burned debris on a sidewalk, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Washington, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

A man wearing a face mask and gloves cheeks his phone outside of The Hay Adams hotel near the White House on Sunday, May 31, 2020 in Washington, as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
A man wearing a face mask and gloves checks his phone outside of The Hay Adams hotel near the White House on Sunday, May 31, 2020 in Washington, as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Police line the street across from the Mazza Gallerie mall in Friendship Heights on May 31, 2020. (WTOP/Joel Oxley)

Police stand in front of the Friendship Heights Metro Station on May 31, 2020. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
<p>Police stand in front of The Shops At Wisconsin Place in Chevy Chase, Maryland.</p>
Police stand in front of The Shops At Wisconsin Place in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

A demonstrator reacts after having milk poured into his eyes during as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
A demonstrator reacts after having milk poured into his eyes as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

<p>Demonstrators pprotest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)</p>
Demonstrators pprotest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

<p>Police form a line infront of St. John&#8217;s Episcopal Church as demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)</p>
Police form a line infront of St. John’s Episcopal Church as demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: People are seen running out of a store during a protest atLafayette Square Park on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 31: People are seen running out of a store during a protest atLafayette Square Park on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

<p>Police stand under the entrance to The Hay Adams Hotel on 16th Street as demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)</p>
Police stand under the entrance to The Hay Adams Hotel on 16th Street as demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

<p>Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)</p>
Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

(Getty Images/TASOS KATOPODIS)
<p>Demonstrators start a fire as they protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)</p>
Demonstrators start a fire as they protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

<p>UNITED STATES &#8211; MAY 31: Police in riot gear stand in front of the White House as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd in Washington on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)</p>
UNITED STATES – MAY 31: Police in riot gear stand in front of the White House as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd in Washington on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

<p>A demonstrator is filmed in front of a burning car during a protest of the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)</p>
A demonstrator is filmed in front of a burning car during a protest of the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(AP/Evan Vucci)
(AP/Evan Vucci)
(1/55)
signs
white house
boarded
police
protest
protest
protests
Spray paint that reads "Yall Not Tired Yet?" is seen on the base fo the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, early Sunday, May 31, 2020, the morning after protests over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
A worker cleans up burned debris on a sidewalk, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Washington, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A man wearing a face mask and gloves cheeks his phone outside of The Hay Adams hotel near the White House on Sunday, May 31, 2020 in Washington, as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
<p>Police stand in front of The Shops At Wisconsin Place in Chevy Chase, Maryland.</p>
A demonstrator reacts after having milk poured into his eyes during as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
<p>Demonstrators pprotest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)</p>
<p>Police form a line infront of St. John&#8217;s Episcopal Church as demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)</p>
<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: People are seen running out of a store during a protest atLafayette Square Park on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
<p>Police stand under the entrance to The Hay Adams Hotel on 16th Street as demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)</p>
<p>Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)</p>
<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
<p>Demonstrators start a fire as they protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)</p>
<p>UNITED STATES &#8211; MAY 31: Police in riot gear stand in front of the White House as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd in Washington on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)</p>
<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
<p>WASHINGTON, DC &#8211; MAY 31: Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest on May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Across the country, protests were set off by the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)</p>
<p>A demonstrator is filmed in front of a burning car during a protest of the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)</p>
The District Department of Transportation will begin to look at streetscape and drainage improvements between Quebec and Macomb streets this summer to better capture or divert stormwater away from the entrances. Cheh said the initial work over the next year will analyze the drainage system in the area and suggest ways to reduce stormwater runoff.

Eventually, Cheh said the ventilation grates for the Metro station, that are regularly surrounded by sandbags on the sidewalk, will be raised. And there could be other station improvements.

Flooding through the ventilation grates has also occurred previously. But Tuesday, the water ran directly down the steps and filled a pedestrian tunnel below the street.

Cheh said DC Water, DDOT or Metro could take temporary steps like placing additional sandbags in the area.

Follow @WTOP on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

© 2016 WTOP. All Rights Reserved.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up