Storm brings water, street light troubles

November 26, 2013 • Local News

City street workers repaired two water main breaks Monday, likely caused by recent freezing temperatures that blew through the region the past few days.

A break that occurred at North Garden and East Eighth Street and another at West Alameda Street and South Wyoming Avenue were repaired by Monday afternoon, said City Engineer Louis Najar.

The aging water pipes tend to burst when temperatures dip drastically.

“That’s what happens when it gets cold. Water was shooting out of the street,” Najar said. “It takes a good day, or half a day, to fix each one.”

Traffic lights at various intersections throughout the city also lost power, possibly from water leaking into the wiring.

“Our water lines are really old. Moisture gets into the traffic signals,” Najar said. “Water and Login to read more

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