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Construction crews leave deep holes partially uncovered; residents furious

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

(KMOV) -   People living in Lafayette Square spent 2 days keeping their kids away from a part of the street where construction crews left holes partially uncovered. Viewers contacted News 4 worried that children or pets could fall inside and get hurt.

A few hours after News 4 confronted the St. Louis City Water Commission about the problem, the holes were boarded up with caution tape around it.
 
There are 2 holes, nearly 3 feet deep and 7 feet long sitting right in the middle of Mississippi Avenue.  Residents living in the area tells News 4 they're dangerous and should have been completely covered up from the start.
 
but it wasn't until we contacted the city of saint louis to ask them why these were left partially uncovered in the first place.
 
Kurt Skouby with the St. Louis City Water Commission says the city was unaware of the safety hazard until we approached them Monday.  He says it is the responsibilty of the plumber and his crew to cover them up completely.  He didn't know why they weren't but agrees it was unsafe.
 
Skouby says they'll be done construction on that side of Mississippi Avenue by the end of the week.  
 
 
 

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