Broken water line on Washington Street stalls traffic in Downtown Vicksburg
Published 10:13 am Monday, November 29, 2021
- Water shoots from the street as workers for the city’s water department use a track hoe to locate and repair a leak in a waterline near a building in the 1500 block of Washington Street. Assistant Public Works Director Dane Lovell said the water from the leak was getting into the basement of one of the buildings. He did not know if the leak was on a service line or a 16-inch line that runs under Washington Street. Traffic in the 1500 block of Washington Street was down to one lane during the work.
(Photo by John Surratt)
A burst water line on Washington Street in Downtown Vicksburg created quite a roadblock Monday morning.
According to Assistant Public Works Director Dane Lovell, the water from the leaks was getting into the basement of one of the buildings in the 1500 block of Washington Street. He did not know if the leak was on a service line or a 16-inch line that runs under Washington Street.
During the work, traffic in the affected section of Washington Street was reduced to one lane.
About John Surratt
John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.
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