Families without water after pipe breaks

by: Trish Williford Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - About 19 families were without water along Rolling Stone Avenue. Crews with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities were out there for about 10 hours trying to repair a 6-inch water pipe.

One woman snapped pictures of one utility truck that got stuck when the road buckled underneath it. Crews had to dig a gaping hole in the road in order to make their repairs.

Crews are trying to repair the pipe, as well as rebuild the road at the same time.

Rosie Walker hopes she'll be able to get back home sometime Thursday night.

"I'm in limbo because I can't get into the house," Walker said. "I thought I would be able to get through the garage but I can't."

Officials said the pipe should be repaired Thursday night and then water will be turned on.

It may take a few days before repairs to the road is complete.