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Crews work to repair unrelated water main breaks around Louisville

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Several water main breaks kept Louisville Water Company workers busy Friday. Several water main breaks kept Louisville Water Company workers busy Friday.
Crews repairing a water main break at the intersection of Drescher Bridge Avenue and Brownsboro Road. Crews repairing a water main break at the intersection of Drescher Bridge Avenue and Brownsboro Road.
Crews working to repair a water main break at 1st Street and Magnolia Avenue. Crews working to repair a water main break at 1st Street and Magnolia Avenue.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Several water main breaks kept Louisville Water Company workers busy Friday.

According to the LWC four unrelated water main breaks occurred, including two during rush hour at the intersection of Drescher Bridge Avenue and Brownsboro Road and 1st Street and Magnolia Avenue.

The exact cause of the breaks are unclear at this time but LWC spokesperson Kelley Dearing Smith said in cold weather when the temperature of the water going through the pipes is 39 degrees they see a spike in water main breaks. She also said the company has seen an improvement thanks to replacements and infrastructure repairs in known problem areas in the city.

The breaks did not affect many customers, but did cause some traffic back-ups.

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