UPDATE: Athens Utilities Board says that the water main break is being repaired and service should be restored to those affected soon.


PREVIOUS STORY: A Tuesday morning water main break in Athens has left some residents high and dry.

Athens Utilities Board said in a Facebook post that the break is located at

They're awaiting other utilities to arrive and locate other nearby services before the excavation starts.

AUB says that their crews are aware of the current weather situation and will perform necessary clean up before, during, and upon repair completion, such as salting the affected area.

Water leaks will not be uncommon in the coming days, according to AUB. With the changes in temperatures, customers should be aware of the shut off valve location of water in their homes. The shifts in pressure on roadways coupled with the lower temperature may result in more water main breaks.

AUB customers should call 423-745-3131 if they have questions.