Burst Pipes, Water Lines Cause Issues Across Nashville

Burst Pipes, Water Lines Cause Issues Across Nashville

CREATED Jan 7, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Water issues have caused some issues at local homes and businesses as the arctic blast moves across the country.

Burst water lines and pipes also caused issues near businesses along Harding Pike, as well as at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital.

The issue displaced three families from the Hillwood Pointe Apartments on Charlotte Pike, and also flooded some apartments at Hermitage Manor Apartments.

Fire officials received a fire alarm call around 11 p.m. at the Terrazzo in the Gulch. Instead they arrived to find a burst pipe, which flooded several condos. It was unclear how many residents were affected.

Most of the burst pipes and water lines were quickly repaired, but left some damage to homes and water turned to ice on roadways. Crews were able to salt the ice, and it melted before causing much traffic issues.

The businesses along Harding Place will not have water when they come in Tuesday morning.

Officials want to remind you to leave at least one faucet in your home or business running to help avoid burst pipes.

Middle Tennessee saw a second morning of single digit temperatures Tuesday, with lows reaching below zero in some areas. 

Many people were staying home as subfreezing temperatures forced the closure of everything from schools, to senior centers to Goodwill donation trailers.

A wind chill advisory remained in effect until 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The bitter cold and sub-zero wind chills are predicted to continue into Tuesday, but Tennessee canceled its state of emergency Monday afternoon. Highs across the mid-state were forecasted to hit the teens and 20s by Tuesday afternoon.