Apparent Backup in Basement


I live in Cincinnati, and we have gotten about 8 inches of snow in the past few weeks and about 1 inch of rain yesterday. Two days ago, the snow started melting as higher temperatures occurred. For the first time, I got a small amount of water backed up in my basement yesterday from the basement drain hole. (A little puddle) We have had much heavier rains with no problem over the past 6 years that I have owned this house. I am wondering what could have caused this problem. I would add that the house is on a slope and that a couple of downspouts from my gutters were disconnected from pipes that apparently lead to a storm water system. Because the water drains away anyway, I have never worried about the disconnection. Thanks for any help that can be given.
JD
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snipped-for-privacy@spamgourmet.com says...

Well, now you know the water doesn't all drain away from the downspouts.
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