UPDATE, 12:00 P.M. – After assessing the water break, Lexington Utilities has determined that the issue is more serious than initially hoped. All three of the city’s water tanks are currently at an unprecedented low capacity level, affecting approximately 8,000 customers. The utility estimates it could take as long as 18 to 24 hours before water is fully restored. The City of Lexington has declared a state of emergency and has closed its offices for all but essential personnel in order to focus all resources on the situation. According to standard procedures, the Health Department has closed all restaurants within the service area. The City will provide updates as the situation is fully assessed and as the situation is evolving.
11:30 am CITY OFFICES CLOSING AT NOON to reduce water demand and allow crews to focus on restoration.
9:30 am - Crews have isolated line break but it will take some time to repair. With isolation in the line, Water Plant can now start refilling water tanks to increase pressure and restore service (with exception of those below the main break…City forces currently assessing how many customers will be affected until the line is repaired).
UPDATE 8:50am Crews have shut off one side of main break and are isolating the other side. Then crews will pump water out so that it can be repaired. Health Dept. determines if restaurants must close due to lack of water.
INITIAL NOTIFICATION: Large water main break in Hillside Dr. area is affecting water pressure in various parts of the City. Crews are working diligently to repair and have isolated the leak. We thank you for your patience but do not have a timeframe estimate at the moment of repair completion. Please try to conserve water and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Please check City website and social media for updates.
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