Crews responding to large water line break in South Asheville
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) —
A 10-inch water main break in South Asheville sends water and mud flowing into several units at Palisades Apartments near Gerber Village, but the impact is being felt far beyond that complex.
Just after Noon on Wednesday, the City of Asheville reported that the water main break had been repaired and water should be restored to the area around 1 p.m.
A boil water advisory is in effect in the Gerber Road area until further notice.
The city says the water main break happened around 7 a.m. and residents we spoke with said they started noticing that water after 8 a.m.
A spokeswoman for the city says the main itself isn’t particularly old and that break was likely caused by fluctuating temperatures, the freezing and the thawing.
The fire department was on the scene working to get the water shut off and making sure residents of the complex were okay.
Battalion Chief Patrick Crudup, Asheville Fire Department, "To my understanding, they have a restoration company that’s in route right now. They’re going to be pulling up the interior of these apartments, cleaning it out so the residents can move back in."
Residents we spoke with said they’ll be heading to a hotel for the time being.
The Red Cross is also assisting.