Water main breaks again along Highway 98 in Wake Forest

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Water main break along Highway 98 in Wake Forest

Part of Highway 98 in Wake Forest was once again closed early Wednesday morning after a new water main broke following a repair Tuesday.

Crews from the City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department returned to the 700 block of Durham Road for the second day in a row to repair a ruptured 12-inch water main. Officials said the break occurred in the new section of pipe crews installed Tuesday.

For the safety of work crews, Durham Road from Capital Boulevard/US 1 to Tyler Run Drive was reduced to one lane for several hours as crews fixed the break. Both lanes later reopened a little after 6 a.m. near Hope Street.

Officials said they believed the issues stemmed from the changing temperatures.

Several nearby residents who were already under a boil water advisory, are once again without water. Water was restored around 6:30 a.m. after it was shut off around midnight.

Raleigh, which provides the water to the area, said Tuesday it needed to do tests for contaminants and had to wait on that at least 24 hours before the advisory could be lifted.

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