Water main breaks close two sections of Cary's Kildaire Farm Road
Posted August 7, 2014 4:40 p.m. EDT
Updated August 8, 2014 6:42 a.m. EDT
Cary, N.C. — Two sections of Kildaire Farm Road between High Meadow Drive and Tryon Road remained closed Friday morning as crews continued work to repair damaged cause by two water main breaks.
Authorities shut down southbound lanes of Kildaire Farm Road near High Meadow Drive Thursday afternoon after a contractor hit a water main, sending water gushing into the intersection near Southwest Cary Parkway.
Overnight, authorities closed more southbound lanes of Kildaire Farm Road near Glasgow Road due to a second water main break.
Crews fixed the water main break at High Meadow Drive early Friday, but work is expected to continue in the area throughout the first half of the day.
Crews were allowing traffic to move in both directions near Glasgow Road at 6:30 a.m., but work could continue through early afternoon. Drivers should avoid the area if possible.
Town of Cary officials said residents in communities along Kildaire Farm Road and Southwest Cary Parkway may need to flush all household faucets for a few minutes.
When the first break occurred Thursday afternoon, water kept some people from crossing the street.
"When you walk out the back door, you have to skip over to go to the field and you can't get there," said Carrie McAlpine, who lives near the intersection and was walking her dog.
A nearby Wendy's was temporarily closed due to brown water coming through some of their faucets.
Another restaurant, Hurricane Grill and Wings, had to bring in bottled water and soda.
"We're not doing any mixed alcohol beverages right now," owner Sandy Luihn-Argay said.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area, Town of Cary Spokeswoman Susan Moran said.
"The water may have caused quite a bit of damage to the road, and we may not know for certain just how long repairs will take," she said.