About a dozen homes and businesses were without water in Augusta County following the second water main break this week.
Crews say an 8-inch main broke around 8 a.m. Thursday. The break is located along Route 340 near Stuarts Draft High School.
Workers attribute the break to temperature changes, and they hoped to have it repaired by Thursday night.
"In this situation, we're digging through the road, all the traffic, by the time we get down to the pipe we have to find where the problem is and then we'll put a band on it, repair clamp," said Chad Hammer, who was repairing the water main.
This is Augusta County's second break this week; a water main also broke on Christmas Day in Fort Defiance.
The water main break was fixed at approximately 9:45 p.m. Thursday.
Reported by Tara Todd.
Augusta County Service Authority Press Release
A major water main break has occurred along U.S. Route 340 and School Rd, near Stuarts Draft. Service in the surrounding area is affected by this break. The Augusta County Service Authority has crews working to repair and return service as quickly as possible, however due to ground conditions at the repair site, it is expected that it will take until 9:30 to 10:00 tonight before the repairs can be made and the line flushed in order to return service to our customers.
We apologize for this inconvenience, but want you to know we have every available resource working to restore service just as quickly and as safely as we can.
For more information, contact: Oscar Beasley, Deputy Executive Director