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Water Main Break In New Bedford

A water main break this morning has flooded sections of MacArthur Drive in New Bedford.

Department of Public Infrastructure Commissioner Ron Labelle says the break occurred around 10:15 a.m. near the intersection with Elm Street causing some homes and businesses to temporarily lose water

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

DPI Commish: Be Careful on New Bedford Hurricane Barrier

Those looking to go for a stroll on top of the newly resurfaced hurricane barrier in New Bedford's South End should do so at their own risk.

DPI Commissioner Ron Labelle tells WBSM News while the majority of the concrete has been poured and is safe for walking, it's still technically a construction site

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Michael Silvia/Facebook

Front End Loader Hits Utility Pole And Hydrant

The operator of a front end loader lost control of the vehicle Thursday afternoon, striking a fire hydrant and utility pole in the vicinity of Route 140 and Kempton Street in New Bedford.

D-P-I Commissioner Ron Labelle says the front end loader's hydraulic hose apparently snapped, causing the operator to lose control

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Paul Revere Sign Is Coming Down

The City of New Bedford is in the process of removing the Paul Revere sign from a billboard overlooking Interstate 195.

The sign's removal has been rumored to happen for over a year. City officials including Mayor Jon Mitchell have said the sign's infrastructure needed to be reinforced to ensure safe removal

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TSM - Work has begun at Water and Union Street
TSM - Work has begun at Water and Union Street

Intersection Improvement Projects Underway In New Bedford

Its a busy time of the year for the Department of Public Infrastructure in New Bedford.

Commissioner Ron Labelle tells WBSM News, a number of intersection improvement projects are beginning, including one at the bottom of Union Street Downtown

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Southcoast Gears For 8-12 Inches Of Snow

 

The City of New Bedford  as well as all local communities are preparing for another winter blast.

The city's snow czar, Ron LaBelle, tells WBSM News, his crews are getting ready to battle the storm. 

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Paul Revere Sign Still Hanging In There

The fate of the "Paul Revere Sign" continues to hang in the balance.

It was announced the aging sign was to be taken down some eight months ago, and would be placed in storage until repairs could be made

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Labelle: City Ready For First Winter Snow

 

Ron Labelle says if he had his way, Tuesday's snow storm would brush right by New Bedford.  But the city's D-P-I Commissioner knows that probably won't happen. 

Labelle expects the snow to start falling around mid-morning...

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TSM - Work begins on Purchase St.
TSM - Work begins on Purchase St.

Road Projects Begin In South Central Neighborhood

A pair of road reconstruction projects are underway in New Bedford's South Central neighborhood. 

The city's Department of Public Infrastructure is overseeing the reconstruction of Purchase Street, between Wing and Russell Streets, and Pleasant Street, between Wing and County

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