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Water Dept. repairs leaks after accident

A tow-truck lost its brakes and struck a fire hydrant at 10th Avenue and Forrest Street on Oct. 6.

Sidney Water Department crews spent the cold, moist Friday repairing the hydrant and the series of leaks along the street that followed.

"The new (hydrants) are break-away," Ed Sadler, city manager, said. "They shut themselves off. They break at the top and there's a valve down below. This is one of the older ones, so when it broke (the truck) went over the top of it, it not only broke off the fire hydrant but it grabbed the pipe as the vehicle rolled over and pulled it."

The water department res...


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