Deep thoughts

Salem water department worker Mike Blythe hunts for a water break on South Lincoln Avenue Sunday. The break was reported at 2:18 p.m. in the 1200 block of the street and both police and firefighters responded before the water crew – Blythe, Brian Hall and Dean Stokes – was called to handle the problem. The red flag in the hole is a marker for a nearby gas line so workers know to dig with care.