Water Main Break In NW Portland

Posted by Pat Boyle on October 20, 2014
water main break

Rosemary Reynolds & Jeremy Scott contributed to this story

PORTLAND — A water main break early Monday morning flooded the street and some businesses on Northwest 23rd Place and Westover just off West Burnside.

“Our system is 1895 vintage and it’s many different ages.  We get about 200 main breaks a year and that’s actually a pretty good break rate for a …

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Frosty Roads And More Broken Pipes

Posted by Pat Boyle on December 12, 2013
SW Wilsonville Road

PORTLAND — Frosty and icy conditions around the metro area made for a slick morning commute on Thursday.  Drivers took it extra slow while the city of Portland and Lewis and Clark College dealt with water main breaks.

An 86-year-old pipe at SW Vista Avenue between Elm and Spring street broke around midnight.  It’s just down the street from another broken main …

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