Old water line leaks on Marion square - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Old water line leaks on Marion square

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MARION -- A broken water main in Marion caused some issues Wednesday morning on the town square.

Crews began repairing the leak early this morning, but first they had to locate the break.

Eventually they found the source and got to work but they didn't have to shut the water off.

Cliff Hogue with the water department said old mains like the one they worked on Wednesday tend to leak and break this time of year.

"Just depends on weather, mainly," Hogue said. "When it gets really cold out and then starts to warm up, the ground shifts and it just happens to older pipes."

Crews had to block off a section of the square for a few hours but the disruption was brief.

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