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Pipes Burst Around Central Kentucky

Posted at 5:52 PM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 17:52:54-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– The sharp rise in temperatures is having an impact on homes and businesses in Lexington as several water main lines and pipes are bursting.

Nick Ryan’s downtown restaurant was looking forward to hosting “Burger Day” Saturday, but then a pipe in one of the apartments upstairs bust when the tenant ran their dishwasher.

Pipes bursting has been a recurring theme across Central Kentucky.

“We had a eight-inch water main break this morning about six o’clock,” said Jonathan Smith with the Nicholasville Water Department.

Smith said it only took an hour to repair and running water was restored to the five or six homes impacted, but people say they were inconvenienced by it.

“The buses couldn’t get in and out, so we had to take our daughter to school,” said Nicholasville resident Leanna McCubby.

A resident at the Campus Court Apartments off Red Mile told LEX 18 that a sink in the unit above his overflowed.

“There was water everywhere,” Zachary Rieff said. “The ceiling split. It was coming out of the vents, every crack had little drops coming out. It was a sight to see!”

“Yeah, a lot of times when the temperature gets up and gets down, it’ll cause more breaks,” said Smith.