Water main break damages Palmer street

Posted: Friday, June 19, 2009

WASILLA - A Palmer street could be closed for two weeks to fix a water main that shot a 4-foot geyser into the air.

Palmer director of public works Carter Cole got word of the geyser on Alaska Street on Tuesday night at a city council meeting.

He described the damage as a 4-foot crack running laterally down the 10-inch steel pipe.

Water lifted up the portion of the street where the geyser punched through, buckling and cracking the asphalt.

The water created a sinkhole under the pavement.

Cole said the sinkhole was big enough to lose a couple of cars in it.

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