Crews working overtime to fix water main breaks throughout St. L – KMOV.com
ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — Crews are working overtime to assist with fixing water main breaks in the St. Louis area The bitter cold temperatures are causing a large number of water main breaks.
Missouri American Water reported 40 water main breaks in St. Louis County and said some customers have gone days without water.
Some crews will be working throughout the night to fix the breaks.
In Maryland Heights, crews spent New Year’s Day repairing a water main break at McKelvey and Jonesdale Court.
Crews had to rip up the street to get to the broken pipe, leaving residents nearby without water to drink.
“It’s only been a few hours, since two o’clock last night, so they had bottled water and soda and things like that to drink,” said Carol Struve.
Missouri American Crews are working 16 hour days and extra workers will be called in on the holiday, yet the company says it’s still not enough workers.
Crews will be back to full staffing on Tuesday.
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