Repairs could take up to 48 hours after Charlotte water main break causes flooding

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Fire Department responded to the intersection of Freedom Drive and West Morehead Street for a large water main break, according to the City of Charlotte’s twitter.

The intersection is closed to traffic for both vehicles and pedestrians, officials say.

In addition to impacting businesses in the area, the break impacted Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. The airport has not specified exactly what the break caused there, but NBC Charlotte has reached out to confirm specifics. 

Just before 7 p.m., Charlotte-Douglas tweeted that the issue at the airport was resolved, and water is now running normally. 

Charlotte Fire is encouraging people not to walk or drive through any fast-moving water, including the flooding caused by this break.

Charlotte Water said due to the break, they are receiving reports of low pressure. In a tweet, they said they are receiving a high volume of calls regarding the issue.

Officials have not said at this time what caused the water main break.

Freedom Drive is shut down at Morehead Street through Thrift Road due to the water line break, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. 

Police say repairs could take up to 48 hours.


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