A large water line break on Fleming Drive has left an undetermined number of customers without water service this morning. The break occurred on Fleming Drive between NCSD and the Walmart shopping center; it was discovered around 7:30 am today, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Water Resources Director Brad Boris said his crews are working now to isolate the break.

"We currently don't know how many customers will be affected and we don't know how long it may take to repair the break, but we'll send out updates as we know more," Boris said. "Please be cautious when driving in the area."

Update 8:59 am, 10/9/2017: Workers have isolated and shut off the water leak. Currently, no one should be without water service, but customers in the area could experience low pressure. The two eastbound lanes of Fleming Drive are shut down while workers repair the line; still no estimate on time to repair. 

Update 10:15, 10/9/2017: The water from the break lifted some asphalt on Fleming Drive several inches into the air. City departments, including Water Resources and Public Works, and contractors are working to dig down to the line. Still no estimate on time to repair.

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The eastbound lanes of Fleming Drive west of Burkemont Avenue are closed; eastbound traffic has been routed into the center turning lane.

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The eastbound lanes of Fleming Drive west of Burkemont Avenue are closed; estabound traffic has been routed into the center turning lane.

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The water rushing out of the pipe lifted the asphalt several inches into the air.

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The water rushing out of the pipe lifted the asphalt several inches into the air.

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Water Resources washes mud from the street.

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Contractors work to remove asphalt.

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Contractors work to remove asphalt.


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