While many celebrated the holidays Saturday, December 7 in warm cozy places, the story was different for the Town of Friday Harbor water department crew.
In extremely cold conditions they repaired a broken water main on Spring Street.
Town Administrator Duncan Wilson said it was exceptionally unfortunate considering work on installing a new water main begins in January.
Standing in the ditch next to the broken pipe, town employee Mike Deegan said the work done installing shut-off valves further down Spring Street when the pipe broke on Labor Day weekend 2012, reduced the impact on Spring Street. He added unfortunately the Palace movie theater had to close due to the lack of water.