Water Main Break on East 3rd in The Dalles

A water main break occurred in the downtown area of The Dalles late at night on Saturday January 30, 2021. Road closures are expected to be in place all day Sunday January 31, 2021 through February 4, 2021 while the City of The Dalles Public Works Department repairs the broken water main and damaged roadway.

A full road closure will be in place on E 3rd St. between Jefferson St. and Laughlin St. A detour to E 1st St. is in place for eastbound traffic.

The intersection of Jefferson St. and E 2nd St. is closed. Jefferson St. is closed at the alley between E 3rd St. and E 4th St. The alley will remain open to through traffic.

Please be alert to the traffic control signs and drive with caution for the safety of the utility workers.

Some downtown businesses have been notified that water service will be shut off during the water main repair.

Other downtown area customers may experience water flowing from a tap to be discolored from stirred up sediment or milky white caused by tiny air bubbles. Although discolored water won’t make you sick, you might want to flush the pipe by running the water for several minutes before drinking or washing.

If the water does not clear, please contact the Public Works office at 541-296-5401.