Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Paul Dionne reacts to weekend collapse of water tank, which has yet to be removed from Jonspin Road.
The significance of the damage surprised Paul Dionne. The fallen water tank did not. Dionne, the owner of P.J. Dionne Company at 60 Jonspin Road reacted on Monday to the weekend collapse of a 400,000 gallon water tank behind his business. "It was more damage than I thought I would see coming around the corner," said Dionne. "I wasn't totally surprised that the tank came down, just by the looks of it." The tank came down Friday at about 6 p.m., and remains on the ground behind the Jonspin Road business. Dionne said it's uncertain how much it will cost to replace equipment damaged by the falling metal and ensuing rush of water. Three trucks were impacted by the incident, and the company was forced to arrange rental trucks to get back to …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Wall of water moves equipment, causes small oil spill as work continued into Saturday and more expected on Sunday.
Plenty of work remains ahead at 60 Jonspin Road, where a Friday water tank collapse caused significant damage behind P.J. Dionne Company. According to Wilmington Deputy Fire Chief John Brown, firefighters were at the scene until 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning, only to return to work on Saturday. In addition, Brown expected more activity in the aftermath on Sunday. Despite the high level of damage, Brown said it could have been worse if the tank fell with employees in the area.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Deputy Chief said clean up will take days after water tank collapsed on Friday evening.
Deputy Fire Chief John Brown said clean up of Friday’s water tank collapse on Jonspin Road will take days but added that the timing of the incident was fortunate as it prevented serious injuries. Work at 60 Jonspin Road continued into Saturday afternoon as environmental workers cleaned up a small oil spill in the nearby ravine, construction workers ripped up pavement to access the water main, and workers from P.J. Dionne walked through the carnage. This came after clean up work extended for firefighters and gas company employees until about 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning. “Fortunately, by a stroke of luck, there was no significant damage to the building and no injuries,” said Brown. “A couple of hours earlier and it would have been a …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Residents were allowed back in homes in less than 30 minutes after gas was shut off.
Residents of Blueberry Lane were evacuated Friday evening after a water tower collapse on Jonspin Road caused a gas leak in the area. A member of the Water Department said the tower, which collapsed around 6 p.m., is not a town owned tower and was installed when Jonspin Road was built. It is located behind P.J. Dionne Company, Inc., at 60 Jonspin Road. When the tower fell, it landed on several pick up trucks and took down multiple trees with it. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they smelled gas and evacuated residents from nearby Blueberry Lane. As of about 6:40 p.m., the gas was shut off and residents were allowed back in their homes. A witness at the scene said there are no injuries and personnel are assessing the damage and …