Christmas morning water main break damages Lexington homes

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Christmas morning water main break caused a lot of problems for a Lexington neighborhood.

The leak started around 12:30 Wednesday morning near the intersection of Arrowhead Drive and Apache Trail, off Harrodsburg Road. Crews were still working to stop the leak more than six hours later.

Several neighbors reported low water pressure because of the water main break. One man who is in town from Michigan says he woke up to find three inches of standing water in his parent's basement.

Police had the intersection blocked while crews work to repair the leak. They said they were also concerned because the water had frozen on the roads. Streets and roads crew are expected to treat the intersection with salt once the leak is repaired.

A spokesperson for Kentucky American Water tells WKYT that right now they are estimating between 40 - 50 customers are affected by the break.

Crews had the break repaired and water restored to customers by afternoon on Christmas but crews were still cleaning up the area around the break at 4:30pm.

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