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Water main break forces Billings road closure; 39 homes temporarily lost water service

Main water break on Fairway Drive in Billings
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Posted at 6:30 AM, Jan 09, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-09 19:51:07-05

UPDATE 5 p.m.

The water has been restored as of 12:30 Tuesday afternoon on Fairway Road.

Residents in the area said that around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, they heard a gush of water and debris rushing down their road. While the water has been turned back on, the road will need to be redone in the spring.

According to Scott Emerick, water system superintendent with Billings Public Works, the break was from an old cast iron main line that burst due to thermal expansion from the recent colder temperatures. They have seen five other water breaks since Sunday.

Thirty-nine homes temporarily lost water service.

Water break on Fairway Drive

BILLINGS - A water main break early Tuesday has forced the closure of a Billings road.

The Billings Police Department said on social media that Rimrock Road between Arvin Road and McCormick Lane has been closed due to the burst water line, which was reported at about 3 a.m..

City utility crews were on the scene working to resolve the problem, police said.