Accident causes water loss in Jasper


(Photos provided by the City of Jasper)

JASPER, Ga. – Authorities in the city of Jasper are asking for citizens patience during a major issue causing water outages south of Roland Tire.

According to an official release, an auto accident took out a fire hydrant causing a massive loss in the water system. As officials already have men working on the break, they are informing citizens of the loss. The official release states,

“Due to an auto accident, which has broken a fire hydrant at Solomon and South Main Street. Anyone South of Roland Tire could possibly have little or no water until the problem is corrected, please note City crews are working and will get it repaired as soon as possible.”

Officials also confirmed there is “no need to boil at this time, we are just having water loss from the hydrant.” Despite citizen concerns and questions, there is no word at this time as to how long the water loss will remain. However, as the city indicates a localized area of effect, citizens in other parts of the city should not experience a loss.


Helicopter makes a hard landing next to Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper, GA


An Air Methods Helicopter from Gainesville had a (hard landing) in the field next to Piedmont Mountainside Hospital as it arrived to pick up a patient Friday evening, April 15th.  A &T Towing removed the helicopter.  

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According to Christina Brodsly, Air Methods Director of Corporate Communication, A Helicopter had a hard landing in Jasper, Georgia involving an Airbus AS350 B2. The crew is safe and there were no injuries, and there were no patients on board the aircraft.  Brodsly said “All the details are being sorted out at this time and there is no room for speculation.”  They are working closely with the NTSB and FAA as they conduct a thorough investigation.”

A & T  Towing was very excited to have the opportunity to assist with loading the helicopter. It was an easy task for their 50 Ton Rotator because the helicopter only weighed 4,500 lbs.  The  recovery team was able to complete the job in one hour.


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