Tennessee American Water Restores Service, Repairs Main Within Day Of Car Hitting Hydrant

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tennessee American Water crews worked through Saturday night to restore water service and repair a main break caused when a car hit a fire hydrant at the intersection of M.L. King Boulevard and Gateway Avenue.  

A driver hit the hydrant Saturday morning, causing an underground impact that left the water main cracked in two places and resulted in a brief water outage for customers immediately surrounding the intersection.  Tennessee American Water workers restored water service to these customers affected by the break on Saturday afternoon and were able to fully repair the water main within a day. 

Tennessee American Water completed all water infrastructure work over the weekend, but the incident caused extensive damage to the road. The city will keep a portion of M.L. King Boulevard closed from Gateway Avenue until road repairs have been completed. All interstate exit and entrance ramps at ML King Boulevard are open and accessible to traffic.

“Tennessee American Water’s focus is on our customers during emergency situations, and we are glad we could provide safe and timely solutions this weekend to both restore water to our customers and make necessary main repairs that resulted from the car accident,” said Laura Vinson, spokeswoman for Tennessee American Water.

 



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