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Cracked wall to be fixed soon

AN anti-flood wall on part of Suzhou Creek in Huangpu District will be fixed within a month and engineers will ensure its safety, an official from the Shanghai flood-control authority said yesterday.

The 2-meter-tall wall beside the Fujian Road Bridge over the creek - where two cracks were found recently, allowing water to leak onto a nearby road - could only be fixed once the tide fell, an official of the flood control division of Shanghai Water Authority surnamed Zhang said.

The cracks are about 3 centimeters wide and water which leaked through them formed a pond on a nearby road. Residents said the leak lasted for several days - when the weather turned cold, the water froze, leading to hazardous conditions on the road.

Authorities placed straw on the road to prevent passers-by from slipping.

Officials said the cracks were caused by subsidence on a nearby road, which was most likely due to heavy trucks passing along it.


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