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Residents seek relief following water main break

July 1, 2012

Photo submitted - A water main break occurred on the 500 block of North St. Marys Street Sunday night, creating a geyser that reached over the power lines along the roadway and could be seen from over a half mile away.

A water main break on 500 block of North St. Marys Sunday evening sent water over 30 feet into the air leaving the power lines dripping and many residents seeking higher ground.
The Crystal Fire Department was called to the scene of the incident outside 523 N. St. Marys St. for public service at 8:53 p.m.
Ralph Samick who occupies the 523 N. St. Marys St. residence along with his wife Mary Ann said at the time of the water main break he was sitting on the front porch listening to the radio when he noticed water collecting around his feet.

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