Water main break in St. George limits traffic flow

ST. GEORGE — A break in a water main on 1450 South required crews to dig up the affected pipe for repair Tuesday. As a result of this, traffic has been limited on the road.

A water main broke under the road on 1450 South Street Tuesday morning, St. George, Utah, July 5, 2016 | Photo by Mike Cole, St. George News
A water main broke under the road on 1450 South Street Tuesday morning, St. George, Utah, July 5, 2016 | Photo by Mike Cole, St. George News

Crews were notified at about 5 a.m. that a water leak under the road was in progress on 1450 South between River Road and Stone Cliff Parkway, Marc Mortensen, assistant to the St. George City Manager said.

Upon arrival and investigation, crews found a 10-inch PVC water main under the street that had developed a foot-long crack in the pipe.

A crew member said the pipe was carrying 135 pounds of pressure at the time of the break.

Numerous large rocks and boulders had to be removed before repairs could begin. Mortensen said the pipe was about 20 years old.

Crews cut out the affected section of pipe and inserted a new section. Mortensen said repaving of the road will not be complete until Wednesday morning at the earliest.

Traffic is limited to one lane in each direction until the repaving occurs.

Mortensen said crews were able to reroute water service in the area so no customers were affected.

St. George News reporter Ric Wayman contributed to this report

Email: mcole@stgnews.com

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2 Comments

  • old school July 5, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Wow, another “Act of God”! What are the odds????

  • .... July 7, 2016 at 8:54 am

    an act of God ? oh trust me Bob will find a way to connect this two the LDS church ! Lmao

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