Members of the Hannibal Board of Public Works’ Water Department were searching for a water leak in the area of Kingshighway and 20th Street Wednesday.

After the Hannibal Street Department identified a “soft spot” at the soon-to-be asphalted intersection of Kingshighway and 20th Street, members of the Board of Public Works’ Water Department were called in to find a potential source for the street’s weakness, namely a water leak.

On Wednesday morning a three-man crew was having trouble finding evidence of a leak. A special device was used to listen for the sound of running water, but a nearby fire hydrant and water service line were both silent.

“It’s as quiet as a church mouse,” remarked one worker.

Because a sanitary sewer line runs under the street, the Sewer Department was going to be asked to come and investigate.


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