Water Main Break at LCC

Water has been running up, out of the road at the main northern intersection into Lamar Community College.  Sometime Monday morning, a break occurred, resulting in water being literally pushed up through the asphalt, just under the traffic lights on the western side of the intersection.

Lamar police have blocked off the western lane of Highway 287, as public works crews are shutting down the flow of water through the main, so backhoes can excavate to expose the leak.  Director of Facilities Management at LCC, Sean Lirely, sent an email throughout the campus, updating students and staff on the situation.

“The north entrance and exit to campus is inaccessible this afternoon due to a City water main break. Providing all City isolation valves operate properly, water service to LCC should not be interrupted due to the break. I will keep you informed of any changes that affect LCC.”

One member of the public works crew said they’re getting ready to trace the origin of the break and will get underway with repairs as soon as possible.  Most of the water is running west through the parking lot at the Betz Technology Center, while a small stream is heading down the highway, along the curbing to the drain at the Green Garden Restaurant.

By Russ Baldwin

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