Main break releases thousands of gallons of water

January 28, 2008 8:11:12 PM PST
A water main break at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue at Oberlin Road causes massive water lose.

A 12 inch water main that broke around 4 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Oberlin Road.

Outbound and inbound traffic flow were affected by the break, causing slow moving traffic through the area.

It took about an hour for Raleigh's Public Works Department to shut off the water, causing the lose of about 200,000 gallons.

Andy Brogden with Raleigh Water Distribution Support says they requested assistance from other utility crews to find out what happened and what needed to be repaired.

Crews worked through the evening to repair the pipe and the roadway.

Brogden said given the situation with the drought, they tried to preserve as much water as possible.

The temperature change, is likely to be the cause of the rupture.


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