Water line break causing road closures on Calton Road

Published: Jan. 31, 2023 at 10:04 AM CST
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LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A damaged water line in central Laredo caused traffic problems for many drivers on Tuesday morning.

The Laredo Police Department issued a traffic advisory at around 7:50 a.m. about the water line break at 400 West Calton Road.

Officers closed off traffic between San Francisco and Gallagher Avenue while city crews worked to repair the line.

Xavier Rodriguez, the assistant manager of O’Reilly Auto Parts said this water issue has affected their plumbing as well as their business.

“Well unfortunately, we’re unable to use the restrooms since we don’t have clean water so, if we want to go to the restroom we have to go all the way to the gas station and more towards McPherson, it’s a little bit of an inconvenience,” said Rodriguez. “I mean it’s a little bit slower than normal cuz they have the whole Calton Road blocked off so it’s a little bit slower than normal unfortunately, right?”

No word on what caused the water line break, but crews at the scene believe the weather played a factor.

Roughly eight businesses in the area were affected by the water line break.

Authorities say the repairs would take up to six to eight hours to complete.

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