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Update: Water main break fixed in downtown Bristol

Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:56:27 AM CST
Updated On: Sep 13 2013 09:54:55 PM CDT
Water main breaks in downtown Bristol

Police blocked off 5th Street Friday night.

BRISTOL, Tenn. -

A six inch water main broke around 6:15 p.m. at 5th and State Streets in downtown Bristol on Friday, according to the city's utility services division. 

The break forced crews to close 5th Street for repairs. 

The water was shut off about 7:00 p.m. 

5th Street was closed to traffic for repairs during a time when downtown Bristol is filled with people.  At 10:45 p.m. crews said they had the break fixed and were restoring water service.  Utility management does not know why the water main burst.