Water main break causes emergency shutdown near Hall Lake Monday

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A photo indicating the location of the break in the water main and the affected area. (Photo courtesy of the City of Lynnwood Facebook page)

The City of Lynnwood had to shut off water on 54th Avenue West and 210th Street Southwest near Hall Lake from noon-10 p.m. on Monday due to a break in the water main caused by construction.

According to the City of Lynnwood Facebook page, water was shut off in the area outlined above to make repairs to an aging water main. Crews hung notices on doors to alert affected households.

City of Lynnwood spokesperson Julie Moore said the contractor for a new housing development was slated to install a new water main to increase capacity. However, the contractor discovered the current pipe had a break, which Moore said can happen during construction.

As a result, the crew switched over to the new main sooner than anticipated. The pipe that broke is one of Lynnwood’s older pipes, Moore added.

The housing project includes 40 single-family homes that are currently being developed by Pulte Homes and set to be completed the fall.

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