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The original item was published from 11/21/2012 3:05:00 PM to 11/24/2012 12:05:02 AM.

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Posted on: November 20, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Brookings Quick to Address Storm Damage - New Issues Arise

The City of Brookings is moving quickly to address storm related damage.

Today, the City contracted with McLennan Excavation, Inc. to replace a collapsed storm drain culvert under Ransom Avenue and John D. Rapraeger,Inc., to make repairs to a sewer line that was severed when the sewer lift station at Beach Avenue collapsed down a rain-soaked hillside this afternoon.

Work has begun on the collapsed culvert. City Manager Gary Milliman authorized McLennan to work into the evening hours in an effort to expedite repairs. “We need to get a new culvert in place and the street back in service as swiftly as possible,” Milliman said.

Ransom Avenue will remain closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic until the work is completed.

The City contracted with Roto Rooter to service the holding tank at the Beach Avenue lift station until a temporary pumping and bypass system can be installed by Rapraeger.

“We have developed a short-term plan for resolving this sewage discharge that has been approved by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality,” Milliman said. “A permanent fix will be complicated as most of the site where the lift station was located has washed away.

Meanwhile, Public Works crews were responding Tuesday evening to a new problem...a leaking water main in a section of Eastwood Lane…a private road that is showing signs of structural failure.

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