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Remount Road still closed after water main break

A portion of Remount Road remains closed Friday morning as crews work to repair a water main break that sent thousands of gallons of water onto the road Thursday evening.

Utilities officials have not said when they think repairs will be completed. The water main itself was fixed by mid-morning Friday, but the road still needs to be repaired.

Remount Road will remain closed between South Boulevard and South Tryon Street through at least Friday evening. Police and city utilities workers closed the road after a 16-inch pipe burst, forcing the asphalt more than a foot into the air.

The city recommends taking Clanton Road as an alternate route. The Lynx light-rail line is operating normally Friday morning.

Only one building, which houses Penn Station East Coast Subs on Remount Road, was reported to have a water service interruption, said Karen Whichard of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department. Service was restored by mid-morning Friday.

Mac’s Speed Shop was in full swing Thursday evening even as the water trickled by. Employees said the restaurant wasn’t affected.

No lanes were immediately closed on South Boulevard, but cars splashed through several inches of standing water well into the evening. More than a half-dozen police officers blocked off Remount Road.

The Observer’s Steve Lyttle contributed.

Dunn: 704-358-5235 Twitter: @andrew_dunn
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