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Cold Snap Damages Roads and Water Mains All Over Des Moines

Posted On: Feb 14, 2020   |   Posted By: Who TV

DES MOINES, Iowa - A brutal cold snap damaged three water mains on Thursday and will likely cause potholes in the coming days.
Des Moines Water Works Public Affairs Manager Laura Sarcone said crews identified breaks at these three locations:
2133 E. 29 St. & John Patterson 2706 SW 7 St. & Loomis
E. Hubbell Ave., 100' west of E. 42 St.
"There's a number of factors that go into why a water main breaks. It could be the cold snap or it could be just corrosion around the water main, the soil type a lot of different factors and it's all just perfect storm when it happens," Sarcone said
Crews spent most of the afternoon repairing the damage as each fix can take anywhere from four to six hours.
“So we average about 300 main breaks per year so far for 2020 we have 35 main breaks so I don't see a surge happening,” Sarcone said.
The switch from bitter cold temperatures to slightly warmer temperatures also does a number on our streets causing potholes to pop up everywhere.
“When it warm back up to more normal winter...

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