A water main ruptured Sunday morning disrupting service to many homes in the Belvoir Hills area of East Ridge.
According to a Tennessee American Water Co. worker, the 12-inch pipe in the 3900 block of Fountain Avenue gave way at about 1 a.m. Crews were on the scene and able to isolate the disruption to about 25 homes in the Fountain Avenue area by 8 a.m.
The construction worker did not know how long it might take to repair the water line and gaping hole in Fountain Avenue. “It’s extensive,” the construction worker said. “It may take some time to get this done.”
Fountain Avenue is closed from Marley Way to Belvoir Hills Drive. West-bound traffic on Fountain is being rerouted up Belvoir Hills Drive allowing construction crews to repair the line and road.