Water main break in front of Tides Inn closes Water Street in Port Townsend
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City crews work on a water main break on Water Street in front of the Tides Inn on Sunday morning. After the pipe is repaired, the street -- which is state Highway 20 -- could be closed for several days, according to the city.
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Rich Kiesel of the Port Townsend city water staff digs below state Highway 20 — Water Street — to get to the broken main.
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Port Townsend Police Department
Floodwaters from the broken water main approach the Port Townsend Food Co-op before daybreak today.

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PORT TOWNSEND — A large water main break has closed the main access to the Port Townsend ferry terminal until further notice.

Public works crews and police officers responded to the water main break at around 3:15 a.m. Sunday morning in front of the Tides Inn and Suites, 1807 Water St.

The break has closed Highway 20 between Washington Street and the Port Townsend ferry terminal. Crews with the state Department of Transportation are setting up a detour route on city streets.

Public Works personnel said water pressure was not lost in the transmission lines, so no water boil advisory is necessary.

Last modified: January 06. 2013 12:01PM
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