DeKalb County water main break repaired after a day of headaches for drivers

A water main break created traffic headaches for drivers in Decatur on Tuesday.

News Chopper 2 showed muddy water gushing out from underground after the water main broke around 8 a.m.

Glenwood Road was flooded right near Interstate 285 and westbound lanes were closed while crews worked to get to the break and repair it.

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At 7 p.m. officials with the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management confirmed the water main break had been repaired and that water service was being restored to the area.

Harold Duncan, who runs a courier service and parks his U-Haul trucks behind the Valero gas station on Glenwood Road, can’t get any of his trucks out of the parking lot.

“I came in this morning and there was just water going everywhere. So we’re just taking it day by day,” Duncan said.


Other nearby businesses that depend on water, including a laundromat, had it shut off.

The Valero gas station was completely cut off as traffic was diverted around the break.

“I know it’s a big hit for them, coming in and out, not being able to take care of their customers,” Duncan said about the gas station.

All of the westbound traffic and those coming off of I-285 trying to get inside the perimeter were being sent through the Texaco gas station, then back into a neighborhood to get around the water main break.

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