Utility repairs to affect parking in downtown Suffolk

Portsmouth Public Works Streets & Highways 
photo from http://www.portsmouthva.gov
Portsmouth Public Works Streets & Highways photo from http://www.portsmouthva.gov

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY ) — Emergency repairs for a water main leak will restrict parking in downtown Suffolk Thursday.

According to Suffolk city spokesperson Diana Klink, the leak is in a 20-inch potable main under pavement in the 300 block of West Washington Street.

Portsmouth’s Department of Public Utilities is responsible for treating drinking water and maintaining the lines that deliver the water to Portsmouth and certain areas of Suffolk and Chesapeake. So, a contractor working for the city of Portsmouth will be handling the repairs

Work began Wednesday morning and is expected to end by 5 p.m. Thursday.

In order to facilitate the repair and maintain two-way traffic on West Washington Street, on-street parking on the north side of Washington Street between Clay and Chestnut streets will be restricted.

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