Crews Repair Water Main Break On U Of A Campus

Fayetteville (KFSM) -- Crews are working to repair a water main break on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

According to workers with University of Arkansas facilities management, the water main break happened at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday (May 23). Workers believe the break happened near the engineering building on campus. Mark Rogers, Water and Sewer Operations Manager said there was a hole in a pipe and it is now fixed.

Water flowed down Dickson Street, which hindered drivers turning onto North Arkansas Avenue. Part of Dickson Street was shut down while workers installed a valve to repair the break. The road was closed until 11 a.m.

Crews with the City of Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas worked to stop the water. University workers also made sure no other buildings on the campus are affected by the break. The water was turned back on at 10 a.m.