CLEMMONS, N.C. - At 6 p.m. Wednesday, utility crews shut down a 12-inch water main in Clemmons to make repairs.
As of 6:30 a.m.Thursday, water was back on in the area.
Officials reported a serious crack in the water main that was threatening the intersection of Lewisville Clemmons and South Peace Haven roads. The shutdown impacted the Carillon Assisted Living Center and the Jerry Long YMCA on South Peace Haven Road in Clemmons.
Utility workers worked throughout the night to replace the pipe. Officials say once the crack was discovered, the work needed to happen immediately.
"Should that pipe catastrophically fail, it could interrupt the traffic on the intersection, and cause structural problems to the roadway and there are approximately 32,000 cars that travel that road," said Damon Dequenne, the Deputy Director for City/County Water Utilities.
Neighbors living in Village Club were alerted to the shut-off with a written note from the city. Some were taken by surprise, and thought it was a late notice.
"I went to the kitchen to rinse out a cup and I see – the water’s barely on," said Jonathan Hamiliton, "But, if it's something that came out of nowhere and it’s a situation that they have to fix it – they can only do what they can do."
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