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Crumbling pipes

City administrator Tina Rose watches as public works employees work in a trench dug at the intersection of Scott and Holbrook streets in Mount VernonCity administrator Tina Rose watches as public works employees work in a trench dug at the intersection of Scott and Holbrook streets in Mount Vernon on Thursday, November 12.

The workers were attempting to tie in a new sewer connection, but encountered old, crumbling clay pipes deep below the street surface. They replaced a section of the pipe before ­making the new connection.