NO WAY! Are there really 5 guys standing there with their hands in their pockets while the one guy squeegees water off the road AND hand-signals traffic to slow down? REALLY? Wow. Just wow.
IN THE VIDEO, ONE GUY WORKING HIS BUTT OFF AND 4 GUYS STANDING AROUND WATCHING HIM. HUM, .............
The crew was communicating with the one working through out the video and the flagger walks off and behind the camera half way thru. They were waiting for equipment to arrive to get set up, Columbia is a 25mph area.
From the video, it looks like the one working with the squeegee is removing debris that was displaced by water pressure from the break. The other fellows will soon be working for Cal Trans.
Sabrina? It takes that many to @communicate@?
Yes, it's usually always one or two actually working and a bunch standing around. Govt road crews, and some other ones are bloated ...and it's easy for the public to see it.
only ONE broom???? really????
I'm not surprised that the pipeline was mismarked, TUD doesn't seem to have their act together very often, and not even knowing where their pipeline is is not surprising at all. Of course, I've seen some of the work these CVIN people do, it's not very professional quality, just look at Shaw's Flat road, where they went through there, they had to rip the road up 3 times to get it done properly...3x's as much asphalt, 3 times as much labor, 3 times as much traffic delays...
One has to admit, the story is amusing as written with reference to an unmarked pipe or incorrectly marked location. One can visualize crew pointing as one and saying, "See, it's not our fault."
I drove through the area as they were doing the work in the video. If the photographer would have panned a little farther, it would have shown other workers removing a manhole cover and turning off the valve to the system. I assume the workers were just waiting for the flow to be stopped.
Lighten up people.
It's sad that not one of you guys had anything positive to say. This kind of stuff happens all the time and you just fix it and try to get the job done. No one feels good about what happened here. Have you made any mistakes in your job??????? I'm sure NOT. To bad we don't know who your are, We could check you out. Maybe sometime the best thing to do is be silent?
Barry, people's responses are usually based on personal experience. As taxpayers, we also question why "this kind of stuff happens all the time and you just fix it..." Your response hardly gives one comfort. Agreed,though, sometimes the best thing to do is to be silent.
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