Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Water main break causes bus to fall through street

City crews dig in the pavement in response to a
cast iron water main break at the intersection
of Third Avenue Northwest and Fairford 
Street West on Wednesday morning.
Submitted photo by Kathy Brown
By Lisa Goudy

A city transit bus fell through the pavement because of a water main break early Wednesday morning.

City officials have been on site at the intersection of Third Avenue Northwest and Fairford Street West since learning of the break around 5:30 a.m. Crews immediately went to close water services and assess the leak, but before barricades were installed, the bus fell through pavement at 7:10 a.m.

"There was a water main break in the area and the bus fell into a sinkhole," said Mark Sture, transit manager with the city. 

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