flooding from pop up storms, there are more than ever, as crews work to clean up the mess. sometimes it seems like the barrels don't serve a purpose but as stephen decatur shows us, there is a reason for everything. 082416 10p traffic barrels - mos pkg: blanca: there is always a purpose, we just don't put up traffic barrels because we want to put them up. stephen: el pasoans regularly see orange barrels for construction, but now thanks to heavy storms this week, crews have been working to clear flooding. henry: every time it rains, that we have a good downpour, this is what we see, the whole thing floods. stephen stand up: the first flood happened on sunday in canutillo, it brought dirt and mud down the arroyo here covering doniphan drive, there is still feet and feet of dirt and mud here in the arroyo. blanca: that's what we need to go out and clean, and this morning they were clearing the water that had a accumulated. stephen: txdot has been in on doniphan drive the past two days after the roadway flooded twice. but drivers in the area are so used to it that they ignored the road closure and drove around the barrels. blanca:there was flooding, you come into the area, you don't know what to expect, you could fall into a pot hole. stephen: but txdot warns the penalty is stiff. blanca: it's the same wheather you are moving the barrels or going around it. stephen: spokeswoman blanca del valle says it's a c misdemeanor and you can be fined up to 400 dollars for driving around traffic cones. they're there for your safety. blanca: but most of all you put our workers in danger, they are out there to clean that area for you to make it safe for you and that's why the traffic barrels are out there. stephen: stephen decatur, abc-7 when we spoke with tx-dot earlier today they expected the clean up in canutillo to wrap up this afternoon. if you're going to be in west or central el paso tonight -- there's some closures you need to know about. abc-7's mauricio casillas has to be in west or central el paso tonight -- there's some closures you need to know about. abc-7's mauricio casillas has your traffic track coverage. "overnight closures continue on i-10, i-10