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By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

Kimball's Bad Break

Water Main Mishap Closes Chestnut Street, Floods Some Businesses


July 15, 2021

Daria Anderson-Faden

On Monday morning, gushing water could be heard spewing into the basement of Hometown Hardware on Chestnut Street. It was estimated that at the time of this picture, about 8:30 a.m., there was four feet of water in the basement.

Havoc for a few business owners ensued when a 6-inch water main broke on the 200 block of Chestnut Street.

On Sunday, about 11:30 p.m., water was spotted bubbling up through cracks in the asphalt in the middle of Chestnut Street. The cracks and wavy asphalt near the center line on Chestnut Street are results.

Early Monday morning, the Water Department realizing the possibility of a water main break, began tearing up asphalt and looking for the break. Their guess was pretty spot on as they found the "leak" and uncovered the main, but nothing goes as planned.

Water continued to gush out of t...

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