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No timetable for reopening of McLendon Drive

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No timetable for reopening of McLendon Drive

The water main break is near the Scottdale Food Mart on McLendon Drive. Photo by Burke Brennan, spokesperson for DeKalb County
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The water main break is near the Scottdale Food Mart on McLendon Drive. Photo by Burke Brennan, spokesperson for DeKalb County

The water main break is near the Scottdale Food Mart on McLendon Drive. Photo by Burke Brennan, spokesperson for DeKalb County

DeKalb County currently doesn’t have a timetable for reopening McLendon Drive to traffic, and may not have one until the end of the week.

McLendon Drive in DeKalb County remains closed in both directions as crews continue to repair a water main that broke on Jan. 28.

A 42-inch water main most likely broke due to age, according to the county. While residents were expecting water pressure issues as the county made repairs, so far there have been no reports of people experiencing pressure issues related to the break. The break occurred between between Tanner Drive and Brook Drive, near the Scottdale Food Mart.

County spokesperson Burke Brennan said, “The pipework should be completed by Thursday.  The roadway work will then commence by Friday. We probably won’t know until Thursday or Friday the exact degree of road repair needed, therefore it will be then at the earliest before we will have a timetable for road completion.”

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