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Peoples road closed at Second Line

Friday, January 31, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff
NEWS RELEASE
 
SAULT STE MARIE
POLICE SERVICE
 
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Due to a water main break, a section of Peoples Road between Second Line and Churchill Avenue has been closed to traffic this morning.

It will remain closed until repairs are made.

The public will be notified as information becomes available.

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Sam C 1/31/2014 8:15:24 AM Report

My hat's off to the PUC workers who will be repairing this water main break. I know I sure wouldn't want to be down in that hole in this weather, trying to fit a patch on to that pipe.
justsomeguy 1/31/2014 8:18:24 AM Report

With this cold winter weather that we've had I'm shocked there haven't been more breakages like this.
Tag33&1/3rd 1/31/2014 8:21:30 AM Report

Who's going to blame this on the new building?
Gurpy 1/31/2014 8:30:30 AM Report

Tag
I will! It`s because of the building!!
toady 1/31/2014 8:33:02 AM Report

Seems that these breaks occur at night with low water usage. i wonder if they kept water flowing during the night these breaks would be slowed or eliminated.
dust2 1/31/2014 8:33:12 AM Report

OH NO MY PRECIOUS TAX DOLLARS
help me 1/31/2014 9:57:30 AM Report

Does anyone know if you need a passport to go across the river to get gas please advise
lambkins 1/31/2014 10:00:52 AM Report

Here is the link to the website for the Western Hemisphere Travel In. It will tell you about all the forms of acceptable ID and how to obtain it.

http://www.getyouhome.gov/html/eng_map.html
Bobbi1969 1/31/2014 10:08:15 AM Report

HELP ME!

You are going to another country.. so.. yes you need a passport or enhanced drivers lic.
Ski-Dude 1/31/2014 10:15:44 AM Report

I'm sure the pipe burst because of all the brown water in it.....
crashed13 1/31/2014 10:22:12 AM Report

@ Sam .C

I have a good friend who works for PUC that tell me about entire shifts where he does almost nothing . So don't feel to bad when they have to get out of the truck once in awhile on cold days.
Girlie128 1/31/2014 10:51:17 AM Report

@Crashed13

Sure,the PUC workers may have down time. So do fire fighters....but I'm glad they're there when I need them to be!
old-cat33 1/31/2014 10:54:41 AM Report

SamC: A water main is about 5-6 ft. under the roadway (below the frost level) so all they do is locate the break,shut the main valve off,(they have plans to see where it is)expose the break,pump out any excess water,slap on a collar or valve and a length of pipe or whatever it takes,backfill and compact the soil,rake it level,cold patch it till spring for a better patch job.
But you are right it still is cold to work in that environment and it's amazing what a man will do for Call Out wages and an overtime shift?
iamtc 1/31/2014 11:13:34 AM Report

I am not surprised the puc and they way its run is a joke instead of the new building fix the deteriorating pipes across the city and not to mention the sewer water in our taps someone should step down and take accountability I am disgusted of the puc and tricks they are playing with all of us
Sam C 1/31/2014 11:49:14 AM Report

crashed... I understand. In some ways, its like being a firefighter -- much of the time spent at the station, but when the call comes they are ready to go.

With the PUC -- and old-cat, you're correct with the procedure, but... -- only so much work can be done by the excavator. There is still some shovel work to be done, and "slapping the collar" on a pipe, even if MOST of the water has been pumped out of the hole, is c-C-COLD work.

I know I would not want to do it.
Sam C 1/31/2014 11:50:33 AM Report

iam... even brand-new mains can break. Yes, older ones are more prone, but when the frost causes the ground to heave, nothing is going to stop it.
S.M.A.R.T. 1/31/2014 1:41:04 PM Report

PUC field workers and the new PUC building? Totally at opposite ends of the spectrum. The first, absolutely necessary; the second, completely unnecessary. The new building is a travesty highlighting why we as a city, province, and country keep sinking deeper and deeper into debt. And for those of you who think it doesn't matter, and that we need all the nice, new buildings governments and their agencies like to erect, DO NOT complain about our ever DECREASING public services and our ever INCREASING taxes and fees. And for anyone who thinks that once you eliminate a deficit, the accumulated debt disappears too, take a course in economics. And for those of you who think that servicing the increasing public debt doesn't suck billions of dollars away from valuable services, take a course in economics. If you think that this country was built on governments spending like drunken sailors with money they didn't have, take a course in economics. I guess what I'm saying is that we could ALL use a little more education and stop believing that our current leaders, both elected and non, know what they're doing.
cheshirecat 1/31/2014 2:52:27 PM Report

PUC literally puts a sign saying road closed on the hole they are working on, what is the problem with signage in this city and construction workers? seems like they never heave a sign warning you in advance which is pretty frustrating when you have to turn around and reroute yourself or quickly change lanes, why cant they place a sign in clear site so you don't waste time in these areas, is it really that difficult/ inconvenient? it seems in the states they would have 100 pylons in a advance to warn you of a speed bump
kamen 1/31/2014 4:36:08 PM Report

Is it just me or are there way more water main breaks this winter? Maybe it is time PUC started changing some pipes...and figure out some way to prevent this from happening somehow....I don't know much about how all the pipes work....but isn't there someway to prevent this or have it occur less?
Tag33&1/3rd 1/31/2014 4:53:35 PM Report

@gurpy
lol
@helpme
was that a joke?
guestwho 1/31/2014 5:55:38 PM Report

Bobbi1969
I have neither and cross all the time
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