Water main break fixed on W.T. Harris Boulevard

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Water main break fixed on W.T. Harris Boulevard


by RAD BERKY / NBC Charlotte

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Posted on April 29, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 6:46 AM

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The water main break was been fixed on W.T. Harris Boulevard in east Charlotte Tuesday morning, but the road still remains closed.

On Monday more than 100 homes near East W.T. Harris Boulevard had little or no water because of a major water main break.

The 12-inch pipe broke in the 8000 block of W.T. Harris early Monday morning.

Deniese McCain had just a trickle of water coming from her kitchen faucet Monday night.  In her arms was her five-week-old baby.

"We going to need to do something, especially with a little one such as I have," McCain said.

Complicating the situation is the fact that the pipe that burst is the only one serving several neighborhoods.

"In some neighborhoods we have several different size pipes and in this specific spot we have just one pipe that feeds that part of the neighborhood," Coley said.

CMU left pallets of bottled water on corners near where the pipe burst.

Roma Hines stopped her car when she saw the boxes of water.

"It's been pretty rough.  You can't use the restroom, can't take any water, so I was just going to go buy some," she said.

Instead, Hines loaded water bottles into her car for herself, and for her neighbor, McCain, who has that new baby.

When Hines knocked on her door with the water, McCain said, "Receiving the water is going to be very helpful."

Motorists traveling northbound are being detoured via Albemarle Road to Central Avenue, North Sharon Amity Road, Hickory Grove Road to East W.T. Harris Boulevard.

Southbound traffic is being diverted via Hickory Grove Road to North Sharon Amity Road, Central Avenue, Albemarle Road to East W.T. Harris Boulevard.

Detours will be in place through Thursday whle crews replace a storm drain then backfill the trench with new soil and repave the roadway.