Broken water main leaves many dry

Published 5:10 pm Thursday, December 20, 2018

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader

An AT&T contractor boring under Strickland at Martin in Pinehurst struck a water main at approximately 4 p.m. Thursday.

“The contractor was boring under the road to a substation further down the street when they hit a water main,” Public Works Director Jeff Toney said.

Pinehurst Public Works employees are currently determining how deep the main is and if it is a six or eight –inch main.

“We are unsure at this time how long it will take to repair,” Toney said. “It could take a couple to three hours.”