Thursday, August 27, 2020

Thar She Blows!

A gusher of water erupted this evening in front of the old Clarion Hotel on I-55 Frontage Road in North Jackson.









28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad that manhole cover (can I say that?) didn't land on someone's car...or some beggars head.

Anonymous said...

Is it still gushing? Jackson usually takes months to address infrastructure issues.

Anonymous said...

Jackson porn.

Anonymous said...

Handy for homeless and transient stayin in motel and underpass nearby
Pass the soap

Anonymous said...

Boil you water...if there is any left

Anonymous said...

Well it was hot as all get out so I stripped down to my tighties and me and da kids went over there and played in it just like it was a big ass sprinkler my old lady had put out in the yard.

Anonymous said...

Turn around don't drown.

Y'all Still Love Jackson? said...

Boil water notice in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

Anonymous said...

" Where's that "city e n g i n e e r" ?

Anonymous said...

how does this happen? serious question. i've seen water bubbling up from under a manhole cover due to too much rain, but i've never seen Old Faithful from a manhole cover except in the movies. and how long did this go on?

Anonymous said...

Jacktown's attempt at a self-cleansing

Anonymous said...

Serious question here. Does the water pressure need to be reduced to avoid pipes blowing? I've heard the pressure needs to be maintained high to avoid lead leaching, but possibly there is a happy medium? Anyone that has knowledge in this subject, would love to learn more. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Much needed dilution of the raw sewage being released into the Pearl.

Anonymous said...

When you think about the people who have had their water turned off because they were overcharged, and yet the city just watches this water flow freely. The amount of water captured in the picture is more that a family uses in a month.

Anonymous said...

Saw this coming down the frontage road and thought, beautification. But then saw what it was and drove right to the car wash to rinse my vehicle off of the E. Coli that was most likely in the water.

Anonymous said...

8:29 AM
The major problem is the Yazoo Clay that Jackson sits on.

Yazoo Clay is a clay geologic formation in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. It was named after a bluff along the Yazoo River at Yazoo City, Mississippi[1] It contains is a type of clay known as montmorillonite, making it a poor foundation material due to the fact that moisture causes extreme changes in volume.

Black Cast Iron pipe are totally rigid & when the Yazoo Clay swells (by rain) this cause the pipe to rupture.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, Yellowstone, without the drive!

We shall name this geyser Old Fartful.

Anonymous said...

I have a good idea. Issue some bonds.

Anonymous said...

When I was in college, there was a cheap movie theater that had an x rated movie. It was titled “Thor she blows, a Whaling movie”.

Anonymous said...

last time I saw water like that was at Waterland USA in Ridgeland.

Big-D said...

Plug the pipe with the mayors EGO.

Anonymous said...

Is the Clarion hotel still there? (I moved from Jackson to Wisconsin over 3 years ago.)

Anonymous said...

A little education for some of those commenting above
This is not from a sewer line,there is no e-coli involved. The pressure in the lines is not the issue - and water is maintained at the pressure required to serve the city. If they reduced the pressure, some of the higher points, and some high rise buildings would not have water service.

This is obviously a main distribution line, probably 16 to 24 inch diameter. Be fun to watch the repair, since they will try to do it without shutting off the water.

Anonymous said...

"Be fun to watch the repair, since they will try to do it without shutting off the water." You think they will be wearing masks. By the way, I'm sure there is some Jackassery going on in some comments.

Anonymous said...

Beavis:
"Huh Huh huh . . . ah. . . ahh , someone said man hole.

Butt Head:
"Shut up Beavis" .

Anonymous said...

@9:41AM

Geology is so cool! Thanks for the lesson.

Beep Beep said...

That video is as interesting as an anvil falling and barely missing a road-runner. What if that cover plate had actually killed a pigeon that lived under the over-pass? Think about his family. You people are so unkind.

Anonymous said...

"That video is as interesting as an anvil falling and barely missing a road-runner. What if that cover plate had actually killed "


A few years ago, an open City of Jackson "man hole" cover did kill a motorist.

It shouldn't take much research to find the details.

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