In Your Corner Update: Sewer line creates havoc on city street

Posted on: 9:04 pm, January 9, 2014, by , updated on: 08:16am, January 17, 2014

OKLA. CITY – Last year we set out to help families living near Northwest 36th and Francis.

They say for years they’d been dealing with major flooding.

The final straw was after powerful may storms caused one of the city’s storm sewer lines to collapse.

The last time we caught up with Redell Jones, she was terrified of the next big rain.

“I’m too old. I’m 76 years old,” she said. “I’m too old to deal with this.”

The seniors were in a panic and for good reason.

First this giant hole swallowed up their street, then their sidewalks.

Amparo Gonzalez said, “I see a very dangerous hole.”

She and other neighbors asked us to help get the city’s attention.

Their plan worked.

The city got right on the ball putting a rush on the project.

Months later, there is a permanent fix for the once compromised sewer line.

“Replaced the pipe, the pavement, new curb and gutter and then of course we added some sod to the area so we are all complete here,” Shannon Cox, City of OKC spokesperson, said.

Gonzalez is pleased with the finished project and city’s quick response. 

“Thank you,” she said. “Thank you very much for coming and taking the time, taking the time to do this.

Redell jones is just as relieved.

“I’d like to say to In Your Corner, thank you,” she said.

The city says it couldn’t have moved any faster on the project and once they received approval for the design, their workers got right to work.