A water line break at the intersection of Moore Street and North Main Street in South Boston caused a short stretch of North Main to be closed Wednesday morning.
According to Halifax County Service Authority Executive Director Mark Estes, the 8-inch cast iron water main broke around 11 a.m.
He isn’t sure if the break occurred due to age or the settling of the soil around the water main. But, he did estimate the water main was put in around the 1940s or 50s, meaning it could be 70 plus years old.
No customers went without water during this incident, Estes said, as they tried to keep it “pressurized as much as possible,” but customers did experience low water pressure as it was repaired.
The executive director said the water main was fixed, and service was restored around 8 p.m.
“I’d like to thank the town of South Boston for helping with traffic control and our customers for bearing with us as we worked to restore this main,” said Estes.