Construction worker Chase Lee from Wisconsin sections off the side walk on Thursday, July 17. Sidewalks are open in front of Main Street businesses, you just have to park farther away. The weather is nice (no snow) and we all need the exercise. Be sure to patronize our local businesses; many have access throughout the back alley also. Photo by Melanie Dobson
By Melanie Dobson
During construction work on Main Street, Dodge Center, an unknown water line was hit this morning at 9:45 a.m. July 18. Water was off on Main Street for about an hour. Caught by surprise and not sure how long it would last, breakfast patrons to Pure Country Restaurant were asked to leave. The water came back on by 11 a.m. so y'all can come back to the restaurant for brunch or lunch; the coffee is brewing. There is a back entrance and the front entrance is also open you just have to park farther away. Parking is available at city hall and area streets.
A service line that was not marked on the 70 year-old city map was hit and city maintenance manager Mark Barwald did an emergency shut down. The same thing happened late in the afternoon on Thursday, July 17, but it went unnoticed because the restaurant was closed and no one on Main Street was working (except the the Star Herald newspaper office).
Chances are there is another unknown line under the ancient infrastructure, we'll keep you posted.