DeKalb fixes water main break near Perimeter Mall

Parts of Jordan Lane will be closed to through-traffic through Oct. 31 for the installation of a new water main.

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Parts of Jordan Lane will be closed to through-traffic through Oct. 31 for the installation of a new water main.

UPDATE: Shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday, DeKalb County officials said the water main break near Ashford Dunwoody Road and Ashford Parkway had been fixed and service had been restored to customers in the area..

ORIGINAL STORY: Nearly 24 hours after it was reported, DeKalb County crews were still working to fix a water main break near Dunwoody.

The break — which officials said was caused by a contractor doing construction in the area — was reported near the intersection of Ashford Dunwoody Road and Ashford Parkway at around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The area is a busy commercial, business and residential district less than a mile north of Perimeter Mall.

Few details were immediately available but, as of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, the county said “some customers” were still without water service.

Officials originally said repairs were expected to be completed Wednesday afternoon, but later changed that to estimate completion sometime Wednesday evening.

Bottled water was being provided residents in the area, they said.

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