Staff photo by Mike Elswick
A large hole on Okmulgee Avenue at Main Street remained Thursday after city public service crews worked overnight repairing a ruptured 8-inch water line, said Greg Riley, city public works director. The water line break left an icy sheet along Main and Okmulgee Wednesday night and early Thursday as temperatures dipped into the low 20-degree range. In addition to repairing the water line city crews were also busy sanding and salting streets. Riley said crews responded to five water line breaks on Wednesday and several more on Thursday.