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Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prevent the making of such excavations as may be necessary for the preservation of life or property or for the location of trouble in a conduit or pipe, or for making repairs, provided that the person making such excavation shall apply to the Town Superintendent for such a permit on the first working day after such work in commenced. When traffic conditions, the safety or convenience of the traveling public or the public interest require that the excavation work be performed as emergency work the Town Superintendent shall have full power to order, at the time the permit is granted, that a crew of men and adequate facilities be employed by the permittee 24 hours a day so that such excavation work may be completed as soon as possible.
(1984 Code, § 5-1-5) (Ord. 494, passed 2-17-1976)