Fox Meadows residents left without water after water main break

Water turned off following water main break in Fox Meadows

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - MLGW crews turned off the water in one Memphis neighborhood.

According to MLGW, crews had to dig up the street and turn off the water on Churchill Street between Cottonwood Road and Judy Lynn Avenue.

There was so much water in the street, crews originally thought there was a sinkhole in the area. That turned out to be false.

"When I got up this morning, I saw all that water running down the street," Peter Harvey said.

MLGW said the water main broke due to recent fluctuating temperatures. MLGW crews brought in trucks and heavy equipment to make repairs. They went door-to-door notifying neighbors the water would have to be shut off. Harvey said it was the second time in weeks crews have been out there.

"They hadn't been too long fixing that hole up there," Harvey said.

Harvey's family was starting their morning when crews began digging up the road.

"My son was just getting in the tub and I think he got the water halfway or something like that, and he was the one who told me the water was shut off," Harvey said.

Harvey watched as crews worked nearly six hours to patch up the water problem.

"I hope it will get fixed properly and everything will be alright," said Harvey.

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