UPDATE: Crews complete repairs on four water line breaks in Blacksburg

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UPDATE (9/13/2021): Good news for people in Blacksburg. Crews have completed repairs on four water line breaks.

The breaks happened over the weekend in the 1300 block of North Main Street, 900-1000 block of South Main Street next to Graves Avenue, 300-400 block of Lucas Drive, and the 1300 block of Progress Street.

Public Works, the engineering department, and Police Fusion Center worked through the weekend to repair the breaks, manage water services, and answer customer concerns.

Customers who are still experiencing further issues are asked to call Public Works at 540-961-1200.

UPDATE 5:40 p.m.: Town officials say that crews are continuing to work on repairs on several water main breaks across town.

As of this writing, they say progress is being made on what they determine as “high priority breaks” that impact most of the customers in Blacksburg who are still without water.

Town officials say that while crews are working on specific break sites, water cutoffs will be necessary.

Below are the progress updates:

  • Break in the 900-1000 block of South Main Street next to Graves Avenue: The water has been turned off in this location and is affecting service between Edgewood Lane and Sunset Boulevard. This break is currently under repair and water should be restored within the next two hours.
  • Break in the 300-400 block of Lucas Drive: This repair is next on the priority list. Water repairs are expected to be completed late this evening.
  • Break in the 1300 block of Progress Street: This repair will follow Lucas Drive, water is still available to residents and is not turned off at this point as the break is minor. When repairs begin, disruption to service may occur.
  • Break in the 1300 block of North Main Street: Repaired and North Main is back open to traffic. (REPAIRS COMPLETE).

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Blacksburg town officials say they are aware of several water main breaks that occurred around town on Sunday and that crews are working to repair lines that are still down.

The town gave an update on the situation Sunday afternoon saying the following:

  • Break in the 1300 block of North Main Street: Repaired and North Main is back open to traffic.
  • Break in the 900-1000 block of South Main Street next to Graves Avenue: The water has been turned off in this location and is affecting service between Edgewood Lane and Sunset Boulevard. This break is currently under repair and water will be restored as soon as possible.
  • Break in the 300-400 block of Lucas Drive: This repair is next on the priority list. No specific time frame yet on when water will be restored.
  • Break in the 1300 block of Progress Street: This repair will follow Lucas Drive, water is still available to residents and is not turned off at this point as the break is minor. When repairs begin, disruption to service may occur.

Residents may experience air in their lines once water is restored which can be resolved by running cold water for a short period of time.

Town officials say crews with Public Works will remain on the scene of these incidents until all repairs are made.

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