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Crews Repair Franklin Water Main Break

Crews Repair Franklin Water Main Break

CREATED Jan 29, 2014

by Emily Luxen

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – A water main break that caused hundreds in Franklin to be without water has been repaired.

A spokesperson for the City of Franklin said crews repaired the pipe around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.  It was originally estimated the repair would take move then 6 hours but crews were able to finish sooner then expected.

The break happened around 1 p.m. Wednesday on Lewisburg Pike near the intersection of Mack C. Hatcher Memorial Parkway.  Crews from the city immediately began digging to reach the pipe so they could begin the process of repairing it.  During this process, one lane on Lewisburg Pike was shut down and traffic moved slowly through the area during rush hour.

The 12 inch water main break caused 160 nearby homes to be without water for several hours.  Most of the affected homes were in the Heath Place subdivision.

Now that water has been restored, Franklin city officials are warning homeowners they may need to make some adjustments.

"If you do have a little dirty water, that is to be expected," said Brad Furline, Assistant Water Distribution Superintendent for the city of Franklin.  "The best thing to do is run some cold water and that will flush the line out."

Lewisburg Pike has also been reopened.