A water main break in downtown Alton on Sunday caused slippery conditions near Broadway and Market for a few hours. Illinois American Water Company was called in to repair the line which caused water to spill onto Broadway and down the hill past Lincoln Douglas Square.
An Alton Public Works salt truck was also called out to melt the ice that was forming as a result of the below freezing temperatures. Also on Sunday, a water main break in Collinsville forced the cancellation of the final day of the Let's Go Fishing Show at the Gateway Center. A boil order remains in effect in the Sugar Loaf area of Collinsville as a result of the break.