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UPDATE: Water line repaired; motorists urged to use caution

Posted at 10:11 AM, Jan 31, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-31 13:38:58-05

The water line that was damaged on Johnston Street Monday has been repaired, LUS officials say.

The water line, right in front of the Regions Bank building on Johnston Street, was ruptured by a crew laying fiber lines, a spokesman said. They bored a hole into the water line, he said.

It wasn't an LUS crew, nor was it an LUS contractor, the spokesman said.

The damage to the water line has been repaired, and although officials plan to lay some road plates over the holes in the road until it is repaired, the weather is preventing that right now.

So for right now, that portion of one lane of Johnston Street is closed. Officials are asking motorists to use caution; they'll also need to be careful once the plates are laid, the spokesman said.

Who will oversee the repairs to the road is unclear.

We spoke with DOTD and their spokesperson said it wouldn't be a DOTD project. We've also reached out to LCG to see who will be fixing the road and when.

There's no boil order in place; only two customers were affected, the LUS spokesman said. Those customers are the Regions Bank building and the Express Oil Change across Johnston from that building, he said.