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Video above: Initial coverageWater is nearly restored after customers in Gadsden experienced a widespread interruption across the city Monday. Chad Hare, the general manager for Gadsden Water, said crews found a 20-inch water main had split on North 4th and North 5th Street. That’s between West Meighan and Tuscaloosa Avenue. Repairs were still going Tuesday morning, with those in the immediate area where the break was still affected, according to the city of Gadsden.>> THE LATEST: Headlines and weather from WVTM 13Hare said their system tracked water rapidly declining around 2:30 a.m.Hare added that it the leak was in an area that wasn’t easy to find. He said their system lost 15 to 20 million gallons of water in a short amount of time.”The main break is underground but because of the location of the main, it made this one difficult as well because it actually runs through kind of a wooded area along a creek. So when we were losing that water it wasn’t to where somebody saw it immediately. Of course, if you saw this amount of water lost in a downtown area the response would have been a lot quicker.” Hare said. As of Monday evening, Gadsden Water told WVTM 13 that water service had been restored, advising that anyone still experiencing issues should call them.Gadsden State Community College was closed until 12:30 p.m. Monday because of the water main break. In order to stay updated, click here.This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available. Stay updated on the latest stories with the WVTM 13 app. You can download it here.

Video above: Initial coverage

Water is nearly restored after customers in Gadsden experienced a widespread interruption across the city Monday.

Chad Hare, the general manager for Gadsden Water, said crews found a 20-inch water main had split on North 4th and North 5th Street. That’s between West Meighan and Tuscaloosa Avenue.

Repairs were still going Tuesday morning, with those in the immediate area where the break was still affected, according to the city of Gadsden.

>> THE LATEST: Headlines and weather from WVTM 13

Hare said their system tracked water rapidly declining around 2:30 a.m.

Hare added that it the leak was in an area that wasn’t easy to find. He said their system lost 15 to 20 million gallons of water in a short amount of time.

“The main break is underground but because of the location of the main, it made this one difficult as well because it actually runs through kind of a wooded area along a creek. So when we were losing that water it wasn’t to where somebody saw it immediately. Of course, if you saw this amount of water lost in a downtown area the response would have been a lot quicker.” Hare said.

As of Monday evening, Gadsden Water told WVTM 13 that water service had been restored, advising that anyone still experiencing issues should call them.

Gadsden State Community College was closed until 12:30 p.m. Monday because of the water main break.

In order to stay updated, click here.


This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available. Stay updated on the latest stories with the WVTM 13 app. You can download it here.



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