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Intense heat sparks flood of water main breaks in Capital City

Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 5:19 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Days of intense heat have sparked a flood of water main breaks around the Capital City.

The City of Topeka says on Tuesday, June 21, that over the holiday weekend a total of 5 water mains broke which have caused the following closures:

LocationClosure and DamageExpected Duration
SW 11th St. from Kansas Ave. to SW Jackson St.Fully closed, extensively damaged and could require a longer repair time.3 weeks or more
SW 28th St. east of SW WanamakerFully closed. Businesses can be accessed via SW Westport Plaza Dr. from SW 29th St.2-3 weeks
SW 8th and SW SummitSummit is closed just north of the intersection.2-3 weeks
SW 21st St. west of GageClosed. Has entered the pavement repair stage with a tentative open date.Possibly open by Monday, June 27
SE 17th St. between Kansas Ave. and Quincy St.To be fully closed starting Monday, June 27 or Tuesday, June 28. 2-3 weeks

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