Archive for Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Break in water main closes 19th Street; about 25 residences without water

July 19, 2011

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A water main break near 19th Street and Naismith Drive has closed 19th Street for several blocks likely until sometime Wednesday, a city utilities spokeswoman said.

Jeanette Klamm, the city’s utilities programs manager, said the eight-inch water main broke just before 4 p.m. Tuesday near 19th and Missouri streets.

“It has done quite a bit of damage to the asphalt,” Klamm said.

Crews closed 19th Street between Maine Street west to Naismith Drive. Klamm said crews would be working to try to get it open Tuesday night but it likely won’t open until Wednesday because a street crew likely would need to repair the asphalt.

A crew was working to repair the water main Tuesday evening, and water was expected to be restored some time Tuesday night to 25 residences in the 1800 block of Missouri Street, she said. The department was still trying to determine what caused the line to break, but Klamm said the ground can shift during periods of little to no rain.

Comments

shorttrees 6 years, 4 months ago

Isn't Maine street already east of Naismith? So wouldn't 19th street be closed WEST to Naismith?

jackpot 6 years, 4 months ago

Google shows Maine east of Naismith.

Jeremiah Jefferson 6 years, 4 months ago

what about the one on 23rd in front of laird noller? good clean water is just coming out of the ground

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