Water main break being addressed in Montross

The water main break did not keep action from continuing in the Montross on Nov. 13 or 14.

A water main break should not keep action from continuing in the Montross today or even tomorrow.

A water main break should not keep action from continuing in the Montross today or even tomorrow.

According to Town Manager Brenda Reamy, a water main break resulted in a crew being sent out to address the issue early on the morning of Wednesday Nov. 13.

Reamy said she received a call about 10:30 a.m. and a crew was dispatched about half an hour later. With some areas experiencing a loss in water pressure, Reamy said she has not received any further calls.

“When water pressure drops people get scared because you never know what’s happening,” Reamy said, adding that the issue should resolved in a minimum about of time.

School officials took action that afternoon and dismissed students early from Washington & Lee High School.

“Hopefully things will be fixed soon,” Schools Superintendent Rebecca Lowry said.

The superintendent said if anything changes parents and guardians will notified like they were on Nov. 13.

Reamy said she is unsure at this time the cause of the break, but pointed out that the waterline is part of an older group of cast iron pipes.

Washington and Lee High School resumed classes on Nov. 14.

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 2:37 pm