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May 1, 2014

Decatur Street water main repairs complete

CUMBERLAND — Repairs to a 30-inch water main that burst on Decatur Street before dawn Wednesday were complete by Thursday afternoon and repairs to the heavily damaged street will begin next week.

A burst gas line has also been repaired and all affected gas and water customers have been returned to service, according to city water department spokeswoman Tracy Watkins.

Cleanup and backfilling of the street is expected to continue into next week.

Watkins also said Fort Hill Reservoir is now completely drained and repairs to two faulty valves by city water department employees have begun. Repairs and refilling the reservoir are expected to take a couple of weeks.

The water main near Ray’s Reliable Cleaners burst shortly after 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Millions of gallons of water flowed through the area to Henderson Avenue.

One parked automobile was damaged when it partially fell into a huge water-filled crater created by the incident. The vehicle had been parked at curbside before the water main burst.

No injuries were reported.

Estimates of the damage amounts were not available.

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