Freezing weather which caused burst water lines isn’t the only weather-related problem the city of McAlester is facing.

The source of another problem dates back several months — damage to the city-owned Pittsburg County Softball Complex, caused by flooding in October.

“It’s a big issue that’s coming to fruition,” said Acting McAlester City Manager Pete Stasiak when asked about the matter by the News-Capital.

Stasiak said the city’s engineering department had previously been unable to put its full attention on the softball complex, because of other projects.

Those projects include work on the railroad crossing at A Street on the west side of the city, and replacing 126 feet of a canal wall that also collapsed during the heavy rains late last year.

For more of this story, see Friday's edition of the McAlester News-Capital.

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