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Water Main Fixed at James and Cannon

By Ryan McGreal
Published September 14, 2012

Yesterday morning, a water main break at James Street North and Cannon closed the intersection to traffic and cut off water to many neighbourhing properties.

Water main break at James North and Cannon
Water main break at James North and Cannon

There was some concern that the break might affect James North Supercrawl, but the break has been fixed and the corner will be ready for the festival, which starts this evening.

Repair workers worked into the night yesterday, restoring water service in the afternoon and cleaning the sidewalk and street in the evening.

According to Kelly Anderson, spokesperson for the City's Public Works department, "The asphalt is being put down right now and it will be ready to walk on by noon today. So thankfully it will not affect Supercrawl."

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website and has been known to post passing thoughts on Twitter @RyanMcGreal. Recently, he took the plunge and finally joined Facebook.

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By LOL all over again (anonymous) | Posted September 14, 2012 at 14:01:21

With the aging infrastructure in the city needing many upgrades, replacements and additions this is going to become a bigger and bigger problem. If we are going to spend a billion dollars in this city lets start with the infrastructure. That will increase property values for everyone who lives here.

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By Mogadon Megalodon (anonymous) | Posted September 15, 2012 at 17:14:54 in reply to Comment 80931

Didn't they replace water and sewage mains along James N just a couple of years ago?

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By goodcomment (anonymous) | Posted September 15, 2012 at 15:47:04 in reply to Comment 80931

I don't understand why people vote down this excellent comment. How much we all paying just on $interest for the Red Hill expressway that Di Ianni and his donors and the Spectator built?.

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By DrAwesomesauce (registered) | Posted September 14, 2012 at 21:21:26

Wow! The City can fix a water main break in a few short hours but we can't even manage to paint a yellow line down the middle of the street?

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By LOL all over again (anonymous) | Posted September 16, 2012 at 09:51:05 in reply to Comment 80936

It's not that we can't paint a yellow line down the middle of the street it's that we don't want to paint a yellow line down the middle of the street.

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By DrAwesomesauce (registered) | Posted September 16, 2012 at 20:39:56 in reply to Comment 80952

Ha ha! Well played...

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By rednic (registered) | Posted September 15, 2012 at 00:46:08

cool super crawl is about crawl on all fours .. not american crawl...

Comment edited by rednic on 2012-09-15 00:46:29

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By Chevron (anonymous) | Posted September 16, 2012 at 09:56:56

Read that headline fast and was hoping for details on a fixed water cannon at James and Main.

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