Broken water main on Versailles should be repaired by Wednesday night, official says

jwarren@herald-leader.comJanuary 29, 2014 

Lexington police blocked the right inbound lane of Versailles Road between Mason Headley Road and Oxford Circle on Wednesday morning after a water main break flooded the road during the morning commute in Lexington. The water froze quickly, and salt trucks were called.

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A broken water main that has been affecting traffic on Versailles Road should be repaired by early Wednesday evening, Kentucky-American Water Co. says.

Crews will be working at the site through rush hour Wednesday, and hope to complete repairs by about 7 p.m., water company spokeswoman Susan Lancho said.

Motorists driving through the area should use caution, she said.

The break in an 8-inch water main was reported about 7 a.m. Wednesday, snarling traffic in the right inbound lane of Versailles Road near Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital.

Water leaking into the roadway quickly turned to ice, further complicating problems.

Repair crews have been on the scene throughout the day.

The broken line affected water service to a liquor store and a pizza restaurant, but Cardinal Hill Hospital continued normal operations, according to Lancho.

The break was "weather related," she said.

Jim Warren (859) 231-3255 Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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