Water main break temporarily closes downtown Raleigh road

Posted June 29, 2014
Updated June 30, 2014

A water main break forced crews to close part of West Street in Raleigh on June 29, 2014.

— A water main break forced crews to close temporarily a downtown Raleigh road Sunday.

The break ripped up asphalt on West Street from Peace to Harrington streets, forcing the closure of Peace Street in that area for several hours.

The road reopened shortly before 11:30 p.m.


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  • busyb97 Jun 30, 2014

    The roads are not the problem, it was the water main break and pressure that wrecked the road. Infrastructure is aging. It isnt surprising, but it is not like they can easily and quickly must go around ripping up 30 year old pipes and just start replacing them. It takes time.

  • iopsyc Jun 30, 2014

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    Woah. Based on such a tiny article you assume that the city did not properly maintain that roadway and therefore squandered tax revenue? That's a really big leap.

  • proudgrandmomma Jun 30, 2014

    Where are my taxes going to? They don't maintain the roads that's for sure. Oh I forgot this happened in Raliegh where they will just take more and more of my tax to pay for it when I don't even go there I have evrerything I need in Willow Spring! Lol

  • Deb Rodgers Jun 30, 2014

    Another one? This seems to be happening a lot these days.