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


Tags: , ,

Three drunk drivers nabbed in one day

police lights

By Matthew Saari Granville police had their hands full during the closing days of July, arresting three local men and […]

Municipal center vote site will require wearing masks

vote-button-hi-res-web

By Jay Mullen The Village Municipal Center will be the sole location for the upcoming Granville village election on Tuesday, […]

Obituary: Richard C. King

Richard C King obit photo

Granville, NY – Richard Charles King, age 76, passed away on July 20, 2020 at Slate Valley Center for Rehabilitation […]

Obituary: Sandra M. Holcomb

Sandra Holcomb obit photo

Sandra M. Holcomb Granville, NY – On August 2,2020, the Lord reunited Sandra Holcomb with her husband Stanley who predeceased […]

Obituary: Peter A. Larro Jr.

Granville, NY – Peter A. Larro Jr., went to his heavenly home on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Glens Falls […]

Obituary: Stephen J. Vladyka

Stephen J. Vladyka Obit Photo

Whitehall-Stephen Joseph Vladyka, 79, passed peacefully on August 1, 2020, at his home in Whitehall, NY. Mr. Vladyka was preceded […]

Obituary: Laurence E. Andrews

Larry Andrews[5819] OBIT PHOTO

Granville, NY – Laurence E. Andrews passed away on the family farm at the age of 99, holding hands with […]

Ask Matt – Will there really be new episodes to watch this fall?

Question: With the coronavirus epidemic and social distancing, will there be any new TV episodes this fall? –C Brown Matt […]

Morgan Kohan looks for ‘Love on Harbor Island’

weekAug2_MorganKohan

By Barb Oates Lake homes, romance and rescue dogs. We’re all in on Hallmark Channel’s latest original Love on Harbor […]

Rick’s Picks – ABC’s fall lineup

weekAug2_DYK_Harbor

By Rick Gables ABC’s primetime fall lineup will include David E. Kelly’s new drama Big Sky, Kari Lizar’s new comedy […]

ReMIND, ReWIND – Kirk Douglas, the modern movie antihero

weekAug2_ReMIND_Detectives

Intense and hard-charging, Kirk Douglas didn’t just make great movies; he made movies worth watching. By Stephen Whitty, ReMIND Magazine […]

Novel a ‘love letter’ to Granville, Whitehall

It Gives You Strength paperback cover

By Jay Mullen As he walked around town at the time of Granville’s 40th High School Reunion two summers ago, […]