Crews repair water main break in 100 Oaks area - WKRN News 2

Crews repair water main break in 100 Oaks area

Posted: Updated: July 19, 2013 06:13 PM
A sign on a restroom door at Vanderbilt Health 100 Oaks. A sign on a restroom door at Vanderbilt Health 100 Oaks.

Clinics, restaurants, and the nearby Regal Hollywood 27 movie theater were forced to shutdown when water pressure plummeted Thursday morning.

A water main break occurred near the Taco Bell on Powell Avenue, across the street from 100 Oaks.

Spokesperson Jennifer Wetzel with Vanderbilt Health 100 Oaks said the facility shut down for the day around Noon.

The clinic experienced problems with plumbing in the restrooms and had plumbers stationed at the few they left open.

Retail shops remained open, but the movie theater and many area restaurants were also closed.

Amy Harrison brought her kids to see a movie to escape the heat.

"Now we're going to have to find Plan B to spend a really hot afternoon indoors somewhere else," said Harrison.

Crews worked through the night and into Friday morning to repair the water main.

Metro Water Services was able to isolate the problem, restoring water pressure to businesses and restaurants outside the loop and restricting water to those inside the loop.

The water main break was 20 feet below the surface. Because of the depth, Metro had to open an emergency bid for contractors to handle the repairs.

Repairs were completed by 6 a.m. Friday, as expected.

The lines had to be flushed and the water tested before area access by area customers could be restored.

Crews are expected to return on Monday to ensure both the ground work and sediment around the repairs are secure.

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