UPDATE: Cold temperatures caused pipe to rupture in Virginia Beach, officials say
UPDATE: The water main break has now been repaired; water service has been restored to both Kemps Landing Magnet and Pembroke Elementary schools. A worker told NewsChannel 3 that the cold temperatures most likely caused the 8 inch pipe to crack in Virginia Beach. NewsChannel 3′s Todd Corillo is investigating the effect that this week’s cold temperatures may have on the area’s pipes and utility lines. Watch starting First at Four.
Virginia Beach – Virginia Beach residents in the area of Jericho Road and Independence Blvd. lost water service Monday morning because of a water main break.
Kemps Landing Magnet and Pembroke Elementary schools both receive water from the broken pipe and will be without water as well.
Officials say the schools’ service department will bring bottled water to the schools. A 750 gallon tank at each school will supply water to the restrooms. Breakfasts and lunches will consists of cold foods that don’t require cooking. Dishes and utensils will be transported off site to be cleaned.
The water main break will not affect school buses and school will not be delayed.
Crews secured the water main break at 6:30am and the repair is expected to take four to eight hours to complete.
WTKR NewsChannel 3 has a crew on the scene and will bring you updates as they are made available.