Water main breaks continue to cause headaches

Water main breaks in Reynolds continue to cause headaches.
Water main breaks in Reynolds continue to cause headaches.

REYNOLDS, Ind. (WLFI) – Part of U.S. 421 remains closed in White County after a massive water main break in Reynolds.

As News 18 has been reporting, U.S. 421 closed on Monday when the first break occurred two blocks north of the stoplight at the intersection of U.S. 24. Crews were able to fix that spot and fought two new breaks Tuesday. One was on Main Street and one was on Jefferson Street.

Town Board Vice President Chris Fullerton said if there are no new breaks Tuesday night, the town will ask INDOT to re-open U.S. 421. Fullerton said crews still need to work on the break on Jefferson Street.

Fullerton said because of the breaks and the road closures, traffic has been bad throughout the town.

“One of the big problems with the road closed problem is that last night, we had semis run over our fire hydrants and break them off at the ground. Now, those fire hydrants don’t seal off. The newer style fire hydrants seal off. These didn’t. So, we had to cure those leaks as well,” said Fullerton.

One more problem for the town is that the water tower is currently frozen. Reynolds remains under a boil order.

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