• Morning water main break creates ice, accidents in east Charlotte

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police said an early morning water main break caused a pileup on a busy east Charlotte road.

    [PHOTOS: Broken water main creates ice, accidents on Eastway Drive]

    The busted water main created a sheet of ice that covered the asphalt on Eastway Drive between Sugar Creek Road and The Plaza.

    Channel 9 crews were the first on scene and saw an accident involving four to five vehicles that were damaged.

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    Charlotte Water officials told Channel 9 they were working on repairs to the water main and will have Eastway closed in both directions for at least six hours.

    At least 20 homes in the area were also without water while repairs were being made.

     

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