Geyser Erupts on 10th North Due to Water Main Break

<strong>LOGAN—</strong>Logan city offered up its best Yellowstone impersonation Tuesday, as a geyser erupted just off Main Street at 10th North and 110 West. A hole a water main about the size of a fist allowed water to tear through the road and shoot into the air shortly before noon.

“We’re trying to help with watering some lawns,” said Logan City Water &amp; Wastewater Division Manager Mike Roundy.

Though there was some construction going on near the area, Roundy said the pipes are down far enough that construction was not the problem. He said it was simply a mixture of the city’s high water pressure and old pipes.

Damage to the road and surrounding residences and businesses was minimal. As of Tuesday evening, only one residence had reported any damage. A nearby apartment complex had water shower down on the roof and drain into the window seal of one of the apartments, causing some carpet damage.

“It wasn’t nearly as bad as it looked,” Logan City Risk Manager Brody Parker said. “It caused quite a scene, though.”

Crews had the pipe repaired and the hole backfilled by 4 p.m. Tuesday, and it is expected to be covered with asphalt on Wednesday, Roundy said.




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