Water valve break in Norfolk repaired, road reopened

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A water valve break in Norfolk has been repaired after it impacted water service at an elementary school and two blocks of a residential area Wednesday.

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Harry Kenyon with Norfolk Public Works tells WAVY.com a water valve at Marshall Avenue and Link Street sent water spraying 25 to 30 feet in the air. Marshall Avenue was closed to traffic, but has since reopened.

Kenyon said around 8 p.m. that the valve had been replaced. Crews will permanently fix the road at a later date.

Water service at David Gilbert Jacox Elementary School was affected by the valve break. Norfolk Public Schools spokesperson Khalilah LeGrand the school day continued as normal, but all after school activities were canceled.

A two block area around Marshall Ave and Link Street were without water service for several hours. Service has now been restored.

It’s not clear what caused the valve to fail.

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