Two water main breaks affect customers in Lookout Valley Thursday

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UPDATE (Thursday evening):

Two water main breaks caused issues for people in the Lookout Valley area today, with Tennessee American Water saying some customers may see low to no water pressure.

A 6-inch main break on Ochs Highway was repaired Thursday morning, and water is being restored.

But, work continues on the repair of a larger 12-inch pipe on Cummings Road near Wauhatchie Pike.

A spokesperson says the majority of customers have water restored, but some people in higher elevations may still see disruptions.

Depend on us to update you as we learn more.

PREVIOUSLY (Thursday 9:40 a.m.):

Tennessee American Water says crews are working to repair two main breaks in the Lookout Valley area since Wednesday evening/early Thursday morning.

Spokesman Daphne Kirksey says affected customers in the area may experience low to no water pressure.

Kirksey says the 6-inch main break on Ochs Highway was repaired Thursday morning, and water is being restored.

She says work continues on the repair of a larger 12-inch pipe at 3300 Cummings Road near Wauhatchie.

Kirksey says work will continue throughout the day through early evening to complete due to the challenging location.

"We are working to minimize the impact to affected areas and restore their water service," Kirksey says.

Kirksey says if customers experience air or discolored water after their water is restored, they should run their cold tap until it runs clear.

"We apologize for the inconvenience but we are working safely and as quickly as possible to complete the repairs," Kirksey says.

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