KUB: Service restored to customers affected by water main break

Update: 10:35 am:

Knoxville Utilities Board said Monday it's restored service to all its customers affected by the water main break in downtown Knoxville.

Last week, the massive water main break left six commercial buildings without water. KUB was able to restore service to five of the six buildings over the weekend. Crews restored service to the last building without water, CCTV, by 8 a.m. Monday.

Monday at midnight, officials also reopened the intersection where the water main broke late Wednesday night. Crews finished repaving Main and State streets Sunday night.

They've been working around the clock in 12-hour shifts to repair the water main break. KUB calls last week's incident the largest, most complex water main break in the company's history.

Update 5:45 am:

(WBIR-Knoxville) The Knoxville Utilities Board said the downtown Knoxville intersection where a water main broke last week is back open.

Crews finished repaving Main and State streets Sunday night and reopened the road Monday at midnight.

MORE: Crews work around the clock to repair water main break

They worked around the clock on 12-hour shifts to get the repairs done as quickly as possible.

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The Knoxville Utilities Board said Sunday afternoon that it hopes to reopen streets downtown later this week after last week's water main break.

KUB said that the majority of the major work is done and that the repaving process began Sunday.

Portions of Main and State streets that were closed because of the break will be opened after being inspected by the City of Knoxville and TDOT.

KUB said that only the CCTV building doesn't have water. However, the building does not operate during the weekends.

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KUB said it has restored service to Riverview Tower after a massive water main break left it and five other commercial buildings without running water since late Wednesday night.

In a press release Saturday, Mike Bolin, KUB's Vice President of Construction, said KUB appreciates the patience of customers.

Crews have been working around the clock, in 12-hour shifts, in what KUB calls the largest, most complex water main break the company has ever dealt with.

KUB said if it had been a scheduled project, it would take three weeks to complete the work that crews are trying to condense in just a few days.

While Riverview Tower's service was restored Saturday morning, KUB said it will work through the weekend to restore service to five other commercial buildings, including Sky Firm International, where a spa and pole fitness facility also operate, along with other offices.

KUB said once repairs are complete, TDOT and the City of Knoxville will work on fixing the road, which is expected to remain closed through the weekend. Main Street between S. Gay Street and S. Central Street, State Street between W. Hill and Cumberland Avenue, and the Main Street entrance ramp to James White Parkway will remain closed.


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