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1 man makes life easier for residents of Gantt


On Oakey Streak Road in Gantt a streak of lightening bolted out of the sky and struck a water line, a line three feet under the ground.

"Lightening hit it this morning and of course it's all electricity. It hit the main and broke it open," said Larry Walker.

Larry Walker works part time for the town of Gantt as its Operations Manager. The broken line spilled some 50,000 gallons of water down Oakey Streak Road before construction crews could plug it up.

"This ditch was just full," said Walker.

At one point 50 residents didn't have water but they were back on line within 3 hours.

The water is flowing again thanks to a new 20 foot pipe, 8 inches in diameter. Walker estimates the repair job will cost the town of Gannt around $800.00

It was another dirty job for Larry Walker who learned long ago to appreciate the force of nature.

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