Crews respond to several water main breaks in Richmond

Crews respond to several water main breaks in Richmond
Salt trucks had to help melt ice after water spilled onto 18th Street. (Source: NBC12)
Salt trucks had to help melt ice after water spilled onto 18th Street. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Department of Public Utilities have reported several water main breaks this week as cold temperatures have settled into the region.

As of 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, these were active water main breaks, according to DPU's Twitter page and the DPU Street Closings page:

  • 1200 block of Jahnke Road
  • Intersection of Mechanicsville and Wood
  • 1000-1200 blocks of West Moore Street
  • 600 block of N. 18th Street
  • 2900-3000 blocks of E. Broad, 200-300 blocks of N 30th

The water main breaks are coming at a time when high temperatures aren't even getting above the freezing mark. Richmond set a record low early Tuesday of 10 degrees.

Snow is possible Wednesday night into Thursday morning ahead of even colder temperatures later in the week.

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