webstationlogos3 KHTK-sports-1140_FINAL-social_125x35b

Watch Live

Local

Final Fixes On Auburn Water Break Likely Won’t Start Until Spring

View Comments
Water  main break
Ron Jones Ron Jones
Ron Jones began his television career in 1988 while working as an...
Read More
Don't Miss This

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

AUBURN (CBS13) — A water pipe exploded overnight in Auburn, soaking a city street and closing it for hours longer than expected.

The Placer County Water Agency says the pipe burst at around 1 a.m. on High Street between Auburn Folsom Road and Pleasant Avenue. City officials are concerned it could happen again.

The sounds of jackhammers and heavy equipment replaced the quiet in a neighborhood southeast of downtown Auburn. The burst pipe had flooded the street, leaving it too dangerous to drive on.

The break only affected a small number of businesses, but no homes. But for Jim McAfee at Image Awareness, it’s a disruption his business can’t afford.

“My office girl could not get in,” he said. “She got stopped at the barriers and couldn’t get in, so I said just take the day off.”

The water agency says it maintains about 600 miles of World War II-era pipelines in the county.

Even though High Street will be open after the pipe is fixed, the actual final construction won’t be started until possibly spring.

 

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus