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Flood near Goulais Avenue (5 photos)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014   by: Staff received the following photos, sent by loyal readers Crystal and Kevin, of a broken water main off of Goulais Avenue.

It appears that between Goulais Avenue and Douglas Street a water main has broken and it has flooded the street.

PUC has been called out and will address the issue.


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Javaman 3/19/2014 9:49:01 AM Report

It is mind boggling to see motorists attempting to drive through water that deep. There ARE other routes.
Sam C 3/19/2014 10:06:04 AM Report

Sometimes it doesn't appear as deep as it is, until you start into it. But if you've already watched someone, a detour would be appropriate.

Keep in mind, some people really do not know how to find an alternate route... They know one route only.
Beej 3/19/2014 10:09:37 AM Report

Are you inferring that some people are robots, Sam? lol
CDIC72 3/19/2014 10:49:17 AM Report

driving through the water could be a bad idea. you dont know whats under the water. sink hole?
cliff76 3/19/2014 11:03:55 AM Report

Quit your whining. Let the risk takers be just that. Without them u would have nothing to complain about.
edz 3/19/2014 11:24:26 AM Report

where is 'between' goulais and douglas????
Zing 3/19/2014 11:50:25 AM Report

Douglas Street runs East-West off Goulais Ave, just North of Wallace Terrace.
Sam C 3/19/2014 12:31:09 PM Report

Beej... You infer, I imply. But no, not that they are robots, just that they are creatures of habit.

I've told this story before...

When I worked in the Steel Plant, one day in the lunch room two guys were talking. The first was looking for a set of wheels, the other had a set. The guy with the wheels said, "Why don't you come by after work and have a look at them?"

The first guy agreed, and asked where he lived.

"On Bush Street," he said.

"Where's that?"

"You go up North Street, and turn right at the ball field; it's the second street."

"Oh," says the first guy. "I know where that is, I live on Morin Street"

FYI -- Bush is the second street off North, morin is the third. Buddy drove past Bush Street all the time, without actually knowing its name.

A lot of people navigate by landmarks, along a familiar route (ie: turn at the blue house). They don't know where "those other" streets go, and they don't have time to meander down them to see for themselves -- some are afraid they will get lost.

And, frankly, the alternate routes are seldom quick -- there are dead ends, wrong turns, and streets that just don't go all the way that the main route did.
Tom_Bom 3/19/2014 3:56:31 PM Report

Anyone fancy going for a swim in our city's newest pond?
Green Eggs and Ham 3/19/2014 4:48:59 PM Report

Has the area been cleaned up yet/is the road open yet? Was water service interrupted? No post on PUC.
LillyGirl 3/20/2014 5:27:18 PM Report

Water was drained out by 11 30 am and PUC shut the water off on part of Goulais ave around noon, not sure when it was turned back on. They had to find where the water main broke.
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