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(UPDATE) McLendon Drive reopens following repair of water main break

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(UPDATE) McLendon Drive reopens following repair of water main break

Contractors repaired a 42-inch water main break over the weekend on McLendon Drive. The road remains closed as of Feb. 5. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Scottdale, GA — DeKalb County resolved a 42-inch water main break on McLendon Drive over the weekend, and the road reopened around 9:30 p.m. on Monday evening, Feb. 5.

The area where the main broke is covered with large metal plates. Construction vehicles are still in the area to fix the property damage caused by the main break.

A county spokesperson told Decaturish on Feb. 5 told Decaturish the county hoped to have the road fixed within the next 48 hours, weather permitting.

“Contractors are currently working to restore service to one home at the site of the break,” the spokesperson said. “McLendon Drive is closed to through-traffic while crews make repairs and restoration to the road.”

Traffic that normally traverses McLendon was being diverted to Valley Brook. Vista Brook, which connects Valley Brook and McLendon, was functionally closed due to large piles of gravel left there by crews repairing the main break. Now one lane on Vista Brook is blocked by gravel and the other lane remains open.

Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

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