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Broken Water Main Undergoes Repair

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Repairs began this week on a water main that broke earlier this year and was discovered as the cause or problems at the Interagency Visitor Center more recently.  National Elk Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson says the area north of the Visitor Center has a high water table, and rain and melting snow can create standing water conditions in the spring when the ground becomes saturated. However, National Elk Refuge and Town of Jackson maintenance workers determined the source of standing water this spring was compounded by a leak in the underground water pipe system and investigated to determine its origin. Repair work is expected to be completed by early next week, and Iverson says for safety reasons, people are asked to stay clear of the North Park area until crews have completed the repairs.

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