Huge water main break closes road in Montgomery neighborhood

Published: Jul. 1, 2021 at 7:45 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A water main break caused a roadway in a Montgomery neighborhood to close Thursday.

According to Montgomery Police Capt. Saba Coleman, the break happened in the 3300 block of Fernway Drive. The break caused substantial damage to the roadbed.

Because the roadway was impassible, the area between Manchester Drive to Brentwood Drive was closed to traffic. As of Friday morning, the roadway has reopened.

While no residents were evacuated, those whose homes were directly impacted were asked to wait to return until repairs were made.

Residents reported seeing the water spouting higher than homes at times, more than 60 feet into the air.

Coleman says while crews worked to repair the main and roadway, water in the area was turned off.

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