Water Main Break Snarls Traffic in Farmers Branch - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Water Main Break Snarls Traffic in Farmers Branch



    Water Main Break Shuts Lanes on Valley View

    Farmers Branch officials say drivers should avoid the area of Valley View Lane and Hutton Drive and find alternate routes for the rest of the work week. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012)

    A water main break is expected to cause a traffic mess for the rest of the work week in a busy part of Farmers Branch.

    Crews had to dig down to get to a 16-inch water distribution main on westbound Valley View Lane at Hutton Drive that broke at about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday.

    The city said it expected to restore water service to all businesses in the area by Wednesday morning, but crews still need to repair the road.

    "The water problem itself will be fixed before the night is out and water restored to the few businesses that are still out at the moment, but it's that reconstruction of the roadway that's going to take a little while," city spokesman Tom Bryson said.

    The westbound lanes of Valley View Lane will be shut down for the work. Westbound traffic will be shifted to lanes on the eastbound side of Valley View.

    "They have to replace the line, which is going to necessitate getting under the roadway here at Valley View," Bryson said. "That's going to keep it pretty snarled in the area for most of the week."

    The city suggests that drivers find alternate travel routes for the rest of the work week.

    NBC 5's Kevin Cokely contributed to this report.