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.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , ,

Lakes Region Freepress – 05/25/18

Lakes_5_25_18.pdf-web.pdf

Northshire Freepress – 05/24/18

Northshire 5-25-18.pdf-web.pdf

North Country Freepress – 05/25/18

FreePress_5_25_18.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 05/24/18

518 Wheels 5_25_18.pdf-web.pdf

Flat Iron falls

DSC_0054

By Matthew Saari As the Whitehall Village Board was proceeding with steps to demolish the decrepit building at 160 Main […]

Granville school wrestles with new logo

GCS logo

By Krystle S. Morey After gracing sports uniforms and yearbooks of the Granville Golden Horde for decades, the infamous Mongolian […]

Police proponents, opponents survey

The entrance to the Whitehall Police Station.

By Matthew Saari If there’s a strong push to disband the Whitehall Police Department to reduce village taxes, there’s an […]

Parades, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

DSC_0579

Communities large and small throughout the region will host parades and ceremonies to honor the men and women who fought […]

North Country Freepress – 05/18/18

FreePress_5_18_18.pdf-web.pdf

Northshire Freepress – 05/18/18

Northshire_5_19_18.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Region Freepress – 05/18/18

Lakes_5_18_18.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 05/17/18

518 Wheels 5_18_18.pdf-web.pdf