Posted by Phil Riggan – email
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The water main break at Brook Road and Broad Street has been repaired and service restored as of midnight Monday night and the area has been backfilled.
The Department of Public Utilities is currently working on a 12-inch water main break in the 1100 block of West Franklin Street. There is no estimated time for that repair.
This was quite a mess in downtown Richmond Monday. This water main break shut down the 300 block of both Brook Road and North Adams Street. And if your car was parked in this area, it's not here now because police were forced to quickly tow vehicles out of the way to get at the problem.
This leak began just before noon at the corner of Brook and Broad.
The area was filled with cars parked on the side of the streets and DPU crews did not have time to contact the owners so they just towed the cars away.
The owners of the cars are not on the hook for the towing, they just need to contact Richmond police to have the cars picked up.
In addition to the city blocks being closed, DPU was forced to shut off the water supply to three to four businesses and two apartments.
Crews have been at this project now for more than five hours, they can't say for sure when the water main will be repaired.
So that means the blocks will be shut down and traffic could be a problem throughout the afternoon rush.