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Water Main Break Closes Park Street

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A water main break caused headaches for morning commuters. A water main break caused headaches for morning commuters.

Park Street on the north side of Charlottesville was closed all Wednesday night and most of Thursday because of a broken water main.

The work to fix it took much longer than first expected and made a mess of the morning commute. Crews are finishing up with the pipe installation and filling in a large hole with rock. They will put a temporary patch on top of that so cars can drive on the road.

"We had a 12-inch water main that was cracked and busted basically and it affected two, two-inch service lines which made it a little bit more complicated to fix," explained Charlottesville Director of Utilities Lauren Hildebrand.

The road reopened for normal traffic around 4:45 p.m. Thursday.

Reported by Henry Graff
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