Water Main Break Closes Lanes Of S. Gallatin Pk.

Posted at 2:35 PM, Nov 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-28 00:04:33-05

A water main break on South Gallatin Pike affected around ten businesses.

The incident happened Sunday afternoon near West Webster Street.

Authorities shut down a couple lanes of South Gallatin Pike, and police were directing traffic.

About ten businesses in the area were affected by the break in the Express Market shopping complex.

Store owners in that area said it was affecting them, but they added there wasn’t much they could do about it.

Additional details on the break had not been released.

The break also affected the Windlands East, a retirement community. Those with the community released the statement below:

"At approximately 2:00 p.m. today, a city official informed us that a water main break occurred in the area, shutting off the water supply to Windlands East, an independent living community. The city official informed us that the repair could take up to two to three days.

The wellbeing of our residents is always our top priority. We immediately informed the 183 residents of the situation and told them that if they were uncomfortable with not having water available to them they could stay with a family member until the water break is repaired. We also offered to house residents in a hotel if they did not want to remain on the property.

Bottled water has been purchased and distributed, and tray service delivery for all meals is in effect until the situation has been resolved.

Residents and staff members are coping as best they can under the circumstances.

Windlands East is an independent living retirement community. It offers a variety of community amenities and service such as dining services, housekeeping, transportation and programs each day to residents who rent private studios, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments within the property. It does not provide assisted living, skilled nursing services, or health care like some other senior living communities offer."