Water bubbles up through the sidewalk and through cracks in the pavement on East Main Street Wednesday morning after a six-foot lateral split of an underground water main. The ordeal prompted the closure of that block for that day, and partially closed it for later that week and Monday morning as pavement was repaired.

Water woes

It’s been a rough week for the city of Luverne’s Water and Wastewater Department.

On Wednesday, June 24, motorists and pedestrians noticed water bubbling up through the sidewalks and cracks in the pavement on East Main Street near Loopy’s.

An 8-inch main had split open six to seven feet, sending thousands of gallons of water spilling under ground.

 


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