DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – On Thursday, some families in a northwest Dallas neighborhood are still dealing with rushing water and closed areas because of a water main break that happened Wednesday night.
Workers have made some progress, but still have the southbound lanes of Marsh Lane blocked. Cars slowly drove through the flooded streets before workers could shut off the water. Traffic is now being detoured off to one of the northbound lanes..
It’s been more than 16 hours since workers with Dallas Water Utilities first arrived at the scene, and repairs are still not complete. Crews are working to install a new pipe line.
It was around 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday when a 24-inch pipeline in the 9800 block of Marsh Lane experienced a failure. Crews arrived quickly to begin fixing the problem. Nearby residents were already outside trying to clean up from the ruptured water line.
Some two dozen homes have been impacted by the broken pipe, and are now without running water. Resident Miguel Arredondo lives nearby. “It’s quite a bit of a nuisance,” he said. “It’s aggravating. Plus all the rain and mud that builds up there. But, other than that, I don’t mind.”
At one time it was thought that the repairs would be complete by 11 a.m. Water Utilities personnel now say it could be between 10 to 12 hours before repairs are complete.