Witness Details Water Main Break Near the Orpheum Theatre
A watery mess in downtown Sioux City after two water main breaks early Wednesday afternoon.
One happened near 7th and Water Streets the other on Pierce Street near the Orpheum Theatre.
The CEO of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra Travis Morgan witnessed a geyser in the middle of the street and quickly posted a video to social media. He also talked to Siouxland Public Media about the damage and a close-call for musicians in the symphony.
More photos from downtown Sioux City can be found on the Siouxland Public Media Facebook page.
A representative for the library sent a statement to Siouxland Public Media saying water and sewage ended up in the lower level of the building. The mess made its way through offices and the board room. They estimate about ½ of the finished portions of the lower level were impacted so carpet will need to be replaced. Because everyone worked quickly to move items off the floor damage to workstations is minimal. However, the bottoms of desks, chair and tables will likely have water manage. The “worst-hit” area is a storage room where the Youth Services Department keeps programming materials.