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Decatur without water

January 7, 2014

The photo above, submitted by Decatur City Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert, offers a glimpse of the task facing city snow plow operators in the Deer Run subdivision Monday.

In addition to battling the snow and frigid temperatures, crews from the City of Decatur this morning were working on what City Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert termed a “major water main break” on the south edge of the city, just behind Don Ray’s Drive-Away business. The leak was first reported around 11 p.m. Monday, according to one source.
Gilbert is asking city residents to conserve as much was as possible
over the next 24 hours and said some residents will experience
low water pressure and, in some cases, rusty water.
EMA Director August said a boil advisory is in place and may remain in place “for a couple of days.” He said residents are urged to boil any water before drinking or using it. Some residents
of Decatur may be without water while the water line break is being repaired.
August also reported that a handful of homes in southern Adams County were without electrical power for three or four hours Monday.
County roads remained hazardous
this morning as strong winds Monday and into the early morning hours today made snow plowing nearly impossible.
Gilbert said snow plowing efforts in Decatur had gone “pretty well” overnight, leaving city roadways “greatly improved over what they were 24 hours ago.”

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