Water main breaks

water-main-break-005Village department of public works employees finished cleaning up a section of Woodard Street Monday morning that burst Friday night.

George Johnson, assistant superintendent of the department, said workers got a call around 7:30 p.m. that water was boiling out from the ground. They soon discovered that a 4-inch main at the corner of East Main Street had broken and was flowing onto nearby lawns and road.

Additionally, a nearby storm drain had clogged enough to block it, so officials removed that to help reduce some of the water.

Johnson said the department slowed down the flow of water enough that employees could replace the broken section of main, and close off the street for a while.

“We had the section of main shut down from Slocum Avenue to Vermont while it was fixed,” Johnson said. Five village employees responded to the situation and one town highway department worker did as well.

“The town helped us out because we were short on manpower. It was Friday night; people weren’t around or were on vacation,” Johnson said, adding that the crew was working until 4 a.m.

He said the pipe most likely burst because it was old. Because the replacement went on so late, employees cordoned off the area until Monday morning, when they finished filling it in and tidying up.

Johnson said despite the overnight job, he was grateful for good conditions.

“It was nice to have nice weather for a change—no below zero, no snow,” he said.

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