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July 4, 2014

Of Interest: July 4, 2014

City hydrant flushing continuing

PLATTSBURGH __ The City of Plattsburgh Fire Department, continuing its hydrant flushing, cautions residents that water in the affected areas can be cloudy or rust-colored coming out of the faucet. They should avoid washing clothing or bathing during these times. 

The flushing will begin at 9 a.m. and end by 2 p.m., with water running out of the hydrants for 3 to 5 minutes.

Here are the areas affected Tuesday: Flynn Avenue South Peru Street, South Acres Road, Mildred Boulevard, Sharron Avenue, U.S. Avenue, McKinlay Avenue and Peru Street.

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Rugar Street construction moved to Aug. 4

PLATTSBURGH — To avoid interference with Fourth of July traffic, a construction project that will install traffic tables — raised sidewalks — on Rugar Street has been postponed to Monday, Aug. 4.

Originally planned for the Fourth of July week, this traffic-calming measure is designed to increase pedestrian and vehicle safety along the highly traveled part of the street that runs through the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

John W. Sheehan and Sons Inc. will begin the installation on Aug. 4, with the work expected to run through Aug. 14. 

This project will affect traffic at various points in the process. Drivers and pedestrians are asked to pay attention to signage and look for directions from flaggers.

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Gas prices hit new high for 2014

NEW YORK — Average retail gasoline prices in New York have risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.91 a gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 6,118 gas outlets in New York.

This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $3.68 a gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. 

Prices Sunday were 21.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 6.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average has increased 3.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 17.7 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

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