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Main break causes minor flooding

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Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2005

A water main break during subzero temperatures in Soldotna on Saturday caused a temporary disruption in service to a half dozen homes and an icy cleanup for city workers.

Maintenance crews re-sponded to a report of the water leak on Riverview Street near Sterling Street at 1:32 p.m. and were able to isolate the problem to a broken valve on a fire hydrant, according to Steve Bonebrake, public works director.

"We were able to get the storm drain open and get the water moving," he said.

Bonebrake said he was unaware of any water getting into people's homes but said one resident may have had some enter his garage.

Residential water service to five or six homes was disrupted for three to four hours, Bonebrake said, and Riverview Street was closed for "a couple hours" while five city workers and private contractors cleared snow and ice.

Bonebrake said repairs to the broken valve were under way.



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