Water Main Breaks, Causing Problems on O Street

Public Works closed off a section of O street, westbound, between 33rd and 48th streets early Tuesday afternoon. Officials arrived at the scene late Tuesday morning to find a broken eight inch water main on O street, which drained downhill causing nearly six hundred residential phone lines to go out. Engineering Specialist, Wayne Burcham, says that's why they've been forced to close down part of O street.

Public Works officials expect O street to be re-opened by Wednesday afternoon. But until then, drivers need to take alternative routes. Alltell expects to have all phone lines running again sometime Tuesday night. We're also told the city's water use should not be affected.