Archive for Friday, November 6, 2009

Sewage line rupture causes Emery Road to be closed for a block south of Ninth Street

A broken sewer line was discovered on Emery road near Ninth Street. Crews are working to repair the line but water to the Sigma Nu fraternity house is currently disabled.

November 6, 2009


Sewer line rupture disrupts traffic

City crews work to repair a ruptured sewer line on Emery Road just south of Ninth Street. Enlarge video

A block of Emery Road near the Kansas University campus is closed to through traffic, as city crews work to repair a ruptured sewer line that has “compromised” the road, Lawrence police said this morning.

Sgt. Craig Shanks reports that Emery is closed to through traffic from Ninth Street to Sigma Nu Place. Only residents along the road are being allowed through.

A minor accident also occurred near the site, said Kim Murphree, a police spokeswoman.

As of 10 a.m., she said, “there is no word on how long the road will be closed.”


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