CHARLOTTE -- Repairs to a broken water main along one of Charlotte's most heavily traveled roads will continue through Wednesday. The break left businesses and some residents without water on Tuesday.
Commuters who use Independence Blvd. to get home likely had a frustrating drive home Tuesday afternoon. That main artery into Uptown Charlotte is down to lane near the work happening at Village Lake Dr.
We saw the impact on rush hour stretching all the way to I-277 in Uptown. Alternate routes like Monroe Rd. were no better. But that wasn’t the only inconvienience out there.
“No water, no water,” said Mason McAbi who owns ACE Auto Brokers. “We couldn't really do anything today. We couldn't wash cars.”
It's one of the area businesses that lost water around 2 p.m. Tuesday. McAbi says they looked outside and noticed a sinkhole, with water gushing up from the pavement. He called Charlotte Water and they arrived an hour later.
Charlotte Water says they have no cause for the 12-inch break in the water main.
McAbi says the water was getting dangerously close to his inventory: the cars in the lot.
“The water started to flood all over the car lot so we moved them back and we tried to put the cone in the front so people don't go in the ditch cause the ditch was totally flooded,” he explained.
McAbi says Charlotte Water told him repairs wouldn't be done until Wednesday afternoon.
It is possible the morning commute, and also Wenesday afternoon rush hour, could be affected by ongoing repairs.