The effects of the unusually harsh winter are still being felt around Springfield… especially with the city’s infrastructure.
Multiple water main breaks have forced lane closures and repair work on some of the city’s main thoroughfares, including 6th Street. Another break Wednesday night resulted in the closure of two lanes in the 500 block of East Monroe and an interruption in water service to that block.
Mayor Mike Houston says the weather is also taking its toll on city streets in the form of potholes. And he says most patching work will have to wait until winter is over. Houston says any patching work that could be done right now would probably be undone if snow plows have to come through again.