Page Avenue re-opens in Overland after water main break

OVERLAND, MO (KTVI) – All lanes of Page are now reopened after crews finally finished repairs to a broken water main.

Shortly after 8:00am Wednesday, crews reopened the westbound lane on Page between Dielman and Ashby that had been shut down for nearly 24 hours since the break happened Tuesday morning.

Missouri American Water crews fixed the broken main, then made temporary repairs to the road to get Page completely reopened.

A contractor at some point will come in for a more permanent street fix.

Crews worked through the night to fix the 12-inch main that broke.

We’re told businesses along Page near where the break happened were out of water basically all night long. In fact, one worker told us his business didn’t even have water on Tuesday. Viewers added that water pressure seemed low Tuesday in the neighborhood.

All water service was restored early Wednesday morning.

The original break happened about mid-morning on Tuesday. Even though it was raining at the time, you could seewater coming up through the street.

Missouri American Water spokesperson Ann Dettmer says the repairs took longer than normal because the 50-year-old pipe was deep underground.

Dettmer also says crews had some trouble getting all the valves shut offand they were working on a busy road.

Dettmer tells us the only water loss was to businesses along the immediate stretch of Page close to the break. She says no homes were impacted.

Dettmer is blaming the break on simply an old pipe.

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