A Hannibal Board of Public Works crew was busy making a residential service repair on Chestnut Street Wednesday morning.

A three-man crew from the Hannibal Board of Public Works (HBPW) was out bright and early Wednesday morning making a repair.

The team of workers was located in the 1800 block of Chestnut Street, where because of the presence of a backhoe that was needed for the project, traffic on the two-way street was reduced to one lane.

The HBPW personnel were working in city right-of-way property in front of a residence.

Reportedly the “stop box” at that location was no longer functioning properly and needed to be replaced so that water service to the house could be turned off at the meter when necessary.

A new device was being installed on Wednesday by the crew, which estimated the change out would require one to two hours.


Reach reporter Danny Henley at danny.henley@courierpost.com .