A portion of Ash Street in Mitchell is temporarily closed to traffic. 

Rob Driedger is Manager of Engineering and Utilities for the Rural Municipality of Hanover. He explains that the closure is the result of some sewer repairs in the area.

Ash Street is closed between the north and south legs of Norwood Bay. The repairs are taking place on the east side of Ash.

According to Hanover, it is a challenging repair as the ground water is very high there and the hole was caving in during the excavation process. Crews are also dealing with primary Manitoba Hydro lines underground. 

The excavation area may be open for up to 24 hours so the municipality and contractor ask that residents avoid the area. The municipality expects to reopen that stretch of Ash Street by the end of day on Friday. 

All Norwood Bay and Parkside Crescent residents are asked to use the south leg of Norwood Bay at this time.


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