The broken 20” pipe was repaired at about 1 AM this morning, with the water plant coming fully online by 3 AM. Customers should start seeing water service restored, although will experience very low water pressure at first. Throughout the day, as more water is produced to fill the distribution system, pressure will increase. Field crews will flush hydrants throughout the day to remove air and any sediment that settled from the lines. We’ll likely start filling elevated water tanks early this afternoon. We’ll take samples throughout the system to monitor water quality, but since full results won’t be complete until tomorrow, the boil water advisory remains in effect through Friday, October 11, and may be extended depending on test results.
Lanes of Cherry Road near Mt. Gallant Road southbound in the direction going toward Winthrop University are open. We expect to have one northbound lane traveling toward I-77 open shortly, as mud is cleaned from the roadway.