Crews Begin Search for Damaged Line as Repair Work Commences
DELAWARE, Ohio – A water main break on W. William Street has resulted in the closure of the road between Elizabeth Street and Liberty Street. According to Sergeant Diaz of the Delaware City Police, crews have just begun their search for the location of the damaged line in order to excavate the spot and commence repairs. Unfortunately, there is currently no estimated time for the completion of the repairs.
The water main break on W. William Street has resulted in noticeable damage, including the upward displacement of asphalt and uneven pavement, as well as visible indications of road subsidence. City work crews present at the scene have stated that they are in the process of shutting down sections of the water main to isolate the link. As a result, a fire hydrant in the vicinity is running continuously.
Water main breaks can pose various challenges for City Crews, as pinpointing the exact location of the damage is needed before repairs can commence. Delaware City Engineer Bill Ferrigno explained the reason behind the running fire hydrants, “…we depressurize the system so crews can work on repairs.” This step is necessary to ensure the safety of the repair teams as they carry out the necessary tasks to fix the water main break. Once the spot of repair is identified, crews will work quickly to abate the damage and restore water and traffic.
Local residents and motorists are advised to avoid the affected area until the repairs are completed. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternative routes and plan their journeys accordingly.
Updates regarding the progress of repairs and the reopening of W. William Street will be provided as soon as they become available.