EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSWATER MAIN UPDATE
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Portion Of U.S. 23 Expected To Remain Closed Until Friday
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Aug. 29, 2012 8:42 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 30, 2012 2:13 PM EDT
Ashland , Boyd County , Kentucky
A major highway in Kentucky remains closed after a massive water main break.
A large pipe burst along U.S. 23 in Ashland about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The break has forced all lanes of the highway to be closed from Blackburn Avenue to 39th Street.
Crews are on the scene, and the roadway is expected to remain closed until Friday.
U.S. 23 will remain closed for at least 24 to 30 more hours while crews repair a pipe line after a massive water main break in the Ashland area Wednesday.
The water main break was reported along U.S. 23 about 2:30 a.m.
Traffic is now being redirected at 39th to 45th streets, Allen Blair, information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said. Motorists are asked to avoid the area until further notice.
If you travel U.S. 23 in Ashland, you will want to take another route Wednesday.
Dispatchers say a large water main break was reported about 2:30 a.m. along U.S. 23. At this time, all lanes of U.S. 23 (Winchester Avenue) between Blackburn Avenue and 39th Street remain shut down.
Motorists are asked to avoid the 4200 block of Winchester Avenue while crews work to repair the line. Dispatchers say the closure is expected to last most of the day.
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