Q: leaking lower radiator hose at shut off

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Water leaks from my lower radiator hose when I shut it off rather than return to my overflow reservoir. Is this likely a clogged coolant system? If so, would a coolant system flush be the right fix?

My car has 160000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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