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Pine Creek Road, near Trails End Drive, was closed several times last week, stopping traffic in both directions. Residents of the Portals III subdivision and Pine Creek Canyon had no way out when a trench and heavy equipment blocked the road. The construction includes widening Pine Creek Road and installing new water and utility lines. The work is expected to continue through October, prompting some residents to air their dissatisfaction to about anyone who will listen.

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Pine water district explains outages

Mechanical failures, not sabotage, blamed for loss of two pumps that drained system

Booster pump mechanical failures at Milk Ranch No.1 well and the Strawberry Hollow Filter Building caused the severe, June 18-23 water service outages in Pine and Strawberry, officials revealed on Saturday.

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