May 22, 2015


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Residents still without water, vehicles after water main break

Enrique Roque carries water back to his home off Jefferson Avenue after lining up at a temporary water supply station.

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Enrique Roque carries water back to his home off Jefferson Avenue after lining up at a temporary water supply station. Photo Store

Residents of the Northwood Oaks apartments still don’t have running water today, after a water main break on Jefferson Avenue and Adsum Drive early Tuesday morning.

On top of that, people who had their cars in the south parking lot have to find other means of getting around, because their vehicles are frozen in place.

People were lining up today to get water from a tank provided by the city, waiting in the bitter cold for their turn to fill up their buckets.

Paramjeet Lal, 27, has gone down to the tank a number of times to get water but she’s optimistic about the whole situation.

"If I’m crying it’s not going to do anything," she said. "Life is short, be happy."

Lal is one of many whose car is frozen to the south parking lot. However, she’s not too worried about her car at the moment because she doesn’t have to use it until she goes into work on Monday.

Amit Sharma, 16, also has his car frozen to the parking lot. He tried to move it yesterday, with no luck.

"It’s a big inconvenience," he said. "I’m going to have to take the bus if I’m going to get anywhere."

Crews are currently working to clear the water and fix the break.

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