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Water main break hits snag in midtown Tulsa

Posted at 11:25 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 00:25:42-04

Construction workers have been working since Monday to replace a pipe that has left businesses dry.

The line split sometime Monday morning, Tulsa water and sewer department manager Eric Parker said while repairing it, construction workers ran into some obstacles.

“So we came in last night and excavated, unfortunately there was utilities in the way and so that required us to delay what we could do for our repairs," Parker said.

We were told about 70 businesses are without water and employees at SunGlow like Kevin Randell said they had to make some adjustments.

“It’s a minor inconvenience, which means we have to go find an alternative source of water in order to get those spires filled up."

Randell says he is glad the city is working quickly to try and resolve these issues.

“The city has been about showing up and responding," xxx said. "I mean, they were here first thing yesterday morning, and they have been out there nonstop, so I have nothing but thanks to say toward the city."

Construction workers hoped to be done with the repair Tuesday morning but hit a snag.

"It should be fully operational as far as street included within two to three days," xxxx said.