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Blacksburg water line breaks restored, water service back

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Published: Sep. 12, 2021 at 4:05 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 12, 2021 at 4:06 PM EDT
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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: According to the town, the lines are all restored and water service is back.

UPDATE: The Town of Blacksburg has been working on repairs to numerous water line breaks across town.

Progress is being made on the high priority breaks that impact the most customers, according to the town. When crews begin work on the water line breaks, periodic water service cutoffs will be necessary. Efforts will be made to keep disruptions to a minimum.

The following are updates from the town on the water line repair progress:

Break in the 900-1000 block of South Main Street next to Graves Avenue: The water has been turned off in this location and is affecting service between Edgewood Lane and Sunset Boulevard. This break is currently under repair and water should be restored within the next two hours.

Break in the 300-400 block of Lucas Drive: This repair is next on the priority list. Water repairs are expected to be completed late this evening.

Break in the 1300 block of Progress Street: This repair will follow Lucas Drive, water is still available to residents and is not turned off at this point as the break is minor. When repairs begin, disruption to service may occur.

Break in the 1300 block of North Main Street: Repaired and North Main is back open to traffic. (REPAIRS COMPLETE)”

EARLIER STORY: Blacksburg residents may be experiencing disruptions in their water service following a water main break within the last 12 hours throughout multiple areas within the town.

“The Town of Blacksburg is aware of several water main breaks that have occurred over the last 12-hours today, Sunday, September 12.

Below is an update on the situation:

Break in the 1300 block of North Main Street: Repaired and North Main is back open to traffic.

Break in the 900-1000 block of South Main Street next to Graves Avenue: The water has been turned off in this location and is affecting service between Edgewood Lane and Sunset Boulevard. This break is currently under repair and water will be restored as soon as possible.

Break in the 300-400 block of Lucas Drive: This repair is next on the priority list. No specific time frame yet on when water will be restored.

Break in the 1300 block of Progress Street: This repair will follow Lucas Drive, water is still available to residents and is not turned off at this point as the break is minor. When repairs begin, disruption to service may occur.

Residents may experience air in their lines once water is restored. This can be resolved through running cold water lines within the house for a short period.

An update will be provided to these water breaks by 5:00 p.m., today, Sunday, September 12, 2021.

We apologize for the inconvenience this causes and appreciate your patience. Our awesome and talented Public Works crews are working through the issues and will remain in the field until all repairs are made.”

Estimated restoration updates can be found by visiting the Town of Blacksburg Facebook page.

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