Authorities have not said what caused the break at the corner of Comanche Drive and Brockett Road. The stop sign for that intersection was on the ground.
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Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Water main repaired after flooding DeKalb neighborhood

A broken water main that flooded a DeKalb County neighborhood Friday morning was repaired Friday night.

Authorities said extensive repairs were needed to fix the 6-inch main at the corner of Comanche Drive and Brockett Road. The repair was made about 8:45 p.m.

Earlier, water flooded both roads in the Tucker area. The area is a mix of residences and businesses just north of Lawrenceville Highway.

Crews arrived at the scene about 4 a.m., according to DeKalb County watershed officials. About 20 homes on Comanche Drive, between Bancroft Circle and Brockett Road, were impacted by the break.

The cause of the break has not been released.

Comanche Drive is open to traffic, but drivers were advised to avoid the area until the work is completed. 

Officials advised any customers who experience brown water to run their faucets until the water is clear. There is not a boil water advisory in place. 


 

For more information, customers can contact the DeKalb County Watershed Department at 770-270-6243.

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