Water main break impacting more than 500 Suffolk homes

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SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Water service was temporarily restored Friday night after a water main break in Suffolk affected 500 homes. 

The break was reported at 9:15 a.m. Friday and is impacting an area from White Marsh Road from Shingle Creek south including Davis Boulevard and the communities of Stratford Terrace, Cypress Farms and Parker Riddick Apartments, according to Suffolk Public Utilities.

The water main was damaged by Public Works crews out cleaning debris from Shingle Creek, a city spokesperson confirmed.

The temporary restoration will last until 8 a.m. Saturday, when a full shutdown is made to make permanent repairs. The repairs are expected to take eight hours to complete. 

An emergency water station for affected residents opened at noon Friday at the East Suffolk Recreation Center at 138 S. 6th Street, but closed at 6 p.m. Friday. The center is set to open again at 8 a.m. Saturday are stay open until the permanent repairs are made. Bring your own sanitized containers in order to receive water.

The American Red Cross has also donated bottled water, which will be available at the rec center.

Stay with WAVY News 10 for updates.

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