Water Main Break In Sleepy Eye 03 Feb 12

The City of Sleepy Eye is cleaning up after a water main break occurred in the city’s power plant Thursday. Water was being pumped out of the building after the break caused a floor to buckle as 38 inches of water filled the area. The water pressure caused freezers and a fridge in the nearby Food Shelf space to be knocked over. Several departments are housed in the building. Along with the damage affecting the food shelf, the Sleepy Eye Park and Rec Department, electric department and the city’s garage that holds ambulances and fire vehicles had to be moved. The damages are being assessed by Sleepy Eye’s insurance company.