Water back on in Centerville after main break cuts water to 10 houses

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CENTERVILLE — A “significant” water main break caused extensive flooding and service disruptions at 1650 N. Main St. in Centerville on Thursday.

Crews responded to the break after 5 p.m. and water was turned off around 7:20 p.m., according to Centerville Police. The break cut water service to 10 houses and severely buckled a section of the road.

As of 8:40 a.m. Friday, the water is back on and is safe to use, according to a tweet from Centerville Police Department. If water is cloudy, residents are advised to continue running it until it is clear, police said.

Centerville Public Works Director Randy Randall said the break was likely due to aging pipes and the rocky soil around them. A similar break occurred in July when a boulder punctured a pipe just a few blocks away from Thursday's incident.

The road is still closed in the area but is expected to be fixed later on Friday, according to police.

Contributing: Andrew Adams, KSL; Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com

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Graham Dudley reports on politics, breaking news and more for KSL.com. A native Texan, Graham's work has previously appeared in the Brownwood (Texas) Bulletin and The Oklahoma Daily.


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