Transmission line rupture in Petersburg causes water service disruptions

Transmission line rupture in Petersburg causes water service disruptions
File photo of a water faucet. (Source: Hawaii News Now/file)

PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - Petersburg officials say an 18-inch waterline repair is now complete it ruptured on Monday.

Officials said Dominion Energy crews ruptured the line while conducting a repair.

The rupture may have caused some residents and businesses to notice low water pressure or complete loss of water.

Crews have since fixed the line and Petersburg Utilities gradually began restoring water services last night to prevent a sudden increase in water pressure that could cause another break.

If residents still do not have water, call 804-733-2353.

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