Green River Star -

By David Martin

Water main bursts on Flaming Gorge Way


September 6, 2017

A water main break on Flaming Gorge Way impacted businesses Thursday morning as city workers rushed to repair the pipe.

According to a Facebook post from city administrator Reed Clevenger, the break occurred beneath the intersection of Flaming Gorge Way and North 1st East Street at about midnight Thursday morning, with water flooding down nearby streets. The break occurred when a 2 1/2 foot cast iron pipe burst beneath the street.

“It took some time to find the leak due to the difficulty of locating it through concrete,” Clevenger wrote.

Loanda Slaton, who works at the Daily Knead bakery, said the water to her business was shut off when she arrived to start her day at 4 a.m. She said she didn’t receive word about the break until a city employee visited her business at about 9 a.m.

“I had orders to fill and we had no water,” she said.

Slaton also said it was obvious a break occurred because of the mud that had developed on the street and sidewalk near the intersection.

The break was found at about 10:30 a.m. and workers replaced the pipe and buried it in dirt to allow traffic to drive through the intersection throughout the weekend.

Clevenger said the concrete at the intersection would be replaced this week.


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