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March 5, 2014 at 7:46 AM

Pipe break in Bellevue cuts off water to 25 homes

A water-main break in Bellevue cut off water to 25 homes this morning. Utility crews have been working to replace 18 feet of the six-inch line since it burst at 3:30 a.m., said Wendy Hairfield, spokeswoman for the city’s Department of Utilities. “They expect everybody to be back in service later today,” Hairfield said “We don’t know the…

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November 30, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Water-main break in Kirkland damages stretch of Third Avenue

The Associated Press A fire official in the east Seattle suburb of Kirkland said a water main that broke Friday night sent thousands of gallons of water into city streets. KOMO-TV reported the break occurred at about 7 p.m. at Third Avenue and Fifth Street, about two blocks from City Hall. Kirkland Fire Battalion Chief Mike Haschak said…

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October 9, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Broken water main at Seattle’s U-Village repaired

The Associated Press Workers with Seattle Public Utilities repaired a broken water main early Wednesday after a rupture flooded streets and a parking lot near the University Village shopping area. The utility says crews replaced a 16-foot section of the 16-inch diameter pipe. They’re trying to find out what caused the cast iron pipe to…

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April 9, 2013 at 4:58 PM

All lanes open on Aurora Avenue after water main break

UPDATE 5:50 P.M. | WSDOT says all lanes have been reopened. EARLIER POST A water main broke on Aurora Avenue near Prospect Street Tuesday afternoon, closing two northbound lanes just in time for rush hour. Seattle Public Utility crews initially thought the break would only close one lane and that it should re-open to traffic by 6 p.m….

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January 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Water main break closes Highway 20 in Port Townsend

A water-main break in downtown Port Townsend has closed Highway 20 this morning between Washington Street and the state ferry terminal. Traffic is being rerouted on city streets around the flooding and no delays are reported on ferry crossings. City public works crews responded to a report of a water-main break around 3 a.m. today near the…

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August 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Sodo sinkhole filled, road lane to reopen Thursday night

Traffic should return to this closed lane of First Avenue South sometime Thursday night, now that utility crews have replaced a century-old piece of broken water main. This picture shows crews filling the sinkhole with “controlled density fill,” a slurry of soil and fast-drying cement, on Wednesday morning. The mix needs one day…

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