WAKE FOREST — Private contractors in Wake Forest struck and ruptured a major water line Monday, leaving hundreds of residents in the western part of the town without water.
The incident occurred around 4 p.m. while private contractors were working on a commercial project in the 1000 block of Durham Road. The severed line delivers water to a large section of western Wake Forest, including the Crenshaw Hall and Crenshaw Manor subdivisions, according to town spokesman Bill Crabtree.
Wake Forest residents are expected to be without water for several hours after emergency crews from Raleigh’ public utilities department shut down the water supply to hundreds of home while they isolate and repair the water line, Crabtree reported.
“They haven’t given me a time for when they expect to have the repairs completed,” the spokesman said just before 5 p.m.