Water main break at Pershing and Patton in downtown Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Springfield City Utilities is working to repair a water main break at Pershing and Patton in downtown Springfield. Spokesperson Joel Alexander said it was an 8-inch cast iron main and four customers are without water. He expects the customers will have water by mid-morning.
Crews were notified by law enforcement around 3:30 Wednesday morning. City Utilities shut the water off just after 5:00.
The water made its way over to Campbell and Pershing. The intersection of Patton and Pershing is closed to traffic.
“This particular pipe, this one section is right at a hundred years old so that just kind of goes to show how long they actually do last,” said Joel Alexander with Springfield City Utilities. “We are in the process of upgrading and getting on a hundred year cycle to make sure we’ve got things prepared. So this is in the process of it.”
We’re working to find out what caused the break and the impact on water customers in downtown Springfield.
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