DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Clean up after a water main break is affecting travel along one North Texas street. The northbound lanes of Lemmon Avenue at Lovers Lane have been closed since Thursday afternoon.
Today crews are busy working to replace 15 feet of pipeline and that means all traffic along the street is being detoured onto a service road.
Initially officials with Dallas Water Utilities had said repairs would be wrapped up by about 7 a.m., but Friday morning Director David Hill sent a press release explaining that work crews had “experienced some equipment failure last night” and also had to “remove a segment of storm water piping located above the buried water pipeline.”
The new goal is to have the repairs complete around noon and open the lanes of Lemmon Avenue sometime after.
Chopper 11 flew over the area last night. From the air you could see Lemmon Avenue completely underwater and drivers trying to maneuver around.
The lanes were closed after water from the busted main flooded all three lanes of Lemmon. After stopping the flow of water, crews from Dallas Water Utilities arrived, and worked through Thursday night and Friday morning.
If your commute takes you through the area you may want to think about taking Harry Hines Boulevard to get around it. The southbound lanes of Lemmon have remained open the entire time. And if you’re flying out of Dallas Love Field Airport you shouldn’t have any problems, because airport operations have not been effected.