Boil water advisory in place after water restored in Mooresville

by: Sarah Rosario Updated:

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. —

Water was restored to Mooresville residents early Tuesday morning after dozens of people were without it because a water main broke Monday night.

The pipe crews were working to repair was lying across a creek and those crews were spent seven hours repairing the water main.

City leaders were called around 8:30 p.m. Monday and within an hour they knew they had a water line break.

It affected more than 13,000 people in Mooresville -- all of them without water at some point overnight.

Utility department crews were immediately called out along with people from the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources.
 
The leak was stopped around 10:30 p.m. and then the line was replaced.
 
City officials said weather played a role in the water main break.

Officials said residents can take showers and baths but a boil water advisory is in place.