Water main break impacts schools, businesses in Brodhead

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BRODHEAD, Ky. (WKYT) - People in a Rockcastle County City had to make some adjustments at home and work Tuesday because of a water main break.

It nearly emptied Brodhead’s water tanks and forced the city's elementary school to stay closed on Tuesday.

Tucked away in the quiet town of Brodhead sits a bustling restaurant where the burgers are cheap, the staff is friendly and the seats are filled.

After being in business for more than 25 years, the "Dari Delite" is a well-run machine, cranking out comfort food from sun up to sun down.

But on Monday, “We were told were not going to have any water at all,” said Bobbi Northern, a waitress at the Dari Delite.

A water main break depleted nearly all of the city's water tanks, causing the restaurant to make some modifications.

“We just have to get our pop out of jugs and we are using Styrofoam plates.”

Instead of fountain drinks and tap water, employees had to buy dozens of two-liters and jugs of water to use instead.

“We bought like 20 jugs of water or more and then they already went and had to get more. No telling how many we went through.”

On Tuesday afternoon, crews fixed the leak but Brodhead could still be under a boil water advisory for the next few days.

But employees at the Dari Delite believe the temporary changes won't keep their loyal customers from stopping in to grab a quick bite and to say hi to a familiar face.

“We have regulars and they’re going to come as long as we're open.”

Officials at Brodhead Elementary School had to cancel classes Tuesday due to the water issues but classes will resume Wednesday.

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