Ashland cleaning up after water main break

water parkAshland, Ore. —  Crews in Ashland are hard at work cleaning up the mess left behind by an early morning water main break. It happened sometime before 2 Thursday morning, flooding a portion of Ashland Creek Park with water and silt.

Ashland public works crews were able to isolate the break and say while homes in the area did not lose access to water, they may see a bit of discoloration in the water from their taps.

“When the speed of the water accelerates it picks up mineral deposits in the pipes,” Public Works Superintendent Mike Morrison says, “It’s harmless but it looks pretty bad and its possible they’ll see that for a little while longer.”

Crews may be closing the intersection of Hersey and Water Streets intermittently, as the work will take a few days.

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