December 11, 2008

Thursday Headlines: Water Main Break Shuts Down Road in Ashland, Kentucky

Posted in Alabama, Alaska, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania at 12:42 pm by bengann

U.S. 23 in Ashland, Kentucky reopened Thursday morning after a water main break closed the busy road and sent hundreds of students home from school. The 12-inch water main that broke provides water to the city of Catlettsburg, Marathon Oil’s refinery complex south of Catlettsburg and thousands of homes in South Ashland.

Mandated by the EPA and the state Department of Natural Resources, construction of the CSO elimination program would cost an estimated $100 million; therefore, Clinton, Iowa and other cities have turned to the courts to fight the requirement.

In Alabama, sewer overflows were reported Wednesday in Mobile and Daphne after heavy rains in the area. Heavy rain sending water into sewer lines blocked by grease was the cause of the spill.

After six years of construction work and planning, a flood-control and sewer project in Fort Wayne, Indiana is finally complete. The project is intended  to prevent streets from flooding during rainy weather and sewage from backing up in basements.

A  break in a 12-inch water main in Kansas City beneath the Broadway Extension has forced the closure of the southbound lanes US-169. On average about 35,000 cars travel on that stretch of highway each day.

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