City crews arrived Friday morning to shut off the water and still could not. They broke up the sidewalk and got most the water pooling and running down the street into the sewer system.
My basement floor is starting to dry up!!!
They would not dig down to the valves because of the proximity of gas lines and ordered in the super sucker to suck out the water and dirt. ETA was 3:30 PM unless something bigger came along. Something must have because they never showed up. So the water will run till Monday when we get put back into the que.
OTOH, The weather man is callling for 4-5" of snow before they return. Which means I should be able to test out my big new "10 year old" snowblower and increase the likelyhood of selling my smaller 3 year old snowblower. The bonus of all of this is that since they have closed off one lane of the street in front of my house, the plows can't leave a windrow that I have to clear