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7th & Bertona covered in ice

December 30th, 2009 by Thea

Although the weather seems to have warmed up a bit these last few weeks, particularly cold mornings still mean patches of ice around the hill. A few weeks ago one of our readers, Jon Ribary, wrote,

7th and Bertona is always wet. I have lived here for 9 years and just assume it is someones water run off, but now that it is freezing it is a sheet of ice. I am curious why there is always water there. Do you know?

And after weeks of back and forth with street maintenance contacts at SDOT, they still can’t figure out where the water run-off is coming from. In the meantime, keep an eye out for slick ice at this intersection.

7th & Bertona ice

Jon sent this picture this afternoon. “There was actually running water coming out of the sidewalk,” he wrote. “There are several places like that around (on 11th between Rufner and Emerson too. It would be great to know why.”

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