Ogdensburg Department of Public Works employees will be back on Hamilton Street today to attempt to find and fix a leaking water main after Tuesdays attempt to repair it failed.
DPW Supervisor Gregg E. Harland said Tuesdays cold weather made the potential for harm to workers and equipment more acute. Mr. Harland said equipment failure is more likely in the cold. Temperatures remained below zero throughout the day.
Its not that bad of a leak, Mr. Harland said. If it was a worse leak than that it would be different.
DPW employees were dispatched to Hamilton Street, in front of St. Marys Cathedral, at about 11:30 a.m. after water was discovered seeping up through the sidewalk.
Crews worked all afternoon to find the leak but couldnt see it even after digging down to the water main.
Mr. Harland said the leak isnt running into the street and shouldnt pose any trouble for traffic. DPW barricaded and salted the sidewalk near the leak.
According to the National Weather Service, Wednesdays high temperature is forecast at -2 degrees.