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Water main break closes road in east Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — A water main break caused a road closure in east Charlotte Wednesday morning.

The incident occurred around 5:30 a.m. on Eastway Drive near Central Avenue.

The road was shut down in both directions due to the water possibly creating black ice on the roadway. Drivers were urged to seek alternate routes.

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Charlotte Water estimated service would be out for six to eight hours for customers on Eastway Drive between Dunlavin Way and Central Avenue.

Once water is restored, the utility will have a better estimate on when Eastway Drive will reopen.

Our area is experiencing freezing temperatures Wednesday. If your water is out, it is likely your plumbing is frozen; only call 311 for an emergency water shutoff. Learn more here.


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