James Island traffic diverted as crews respond to water main break

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JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Police Department (CPD) says James Island traffic at the intersection of Fort Johnson Road and Secessionville Road is being diverted due to a water main break.

A spokesperson with CPD says dispatch received an initial call about the break at 1:41 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

CPD says both Charleston Water System and Dominion Energy have been advised of the break. Motorists are being asked to exercise caution when approaching the intersection.

Charleston Water System says they will continue to pump water out of the ground to prevent water from going to other locations and becoming infected.

“At about 2 o’clock this afternoon we had a main break with the 24-inch line that you can see behind me and that caused reduce water pressure for about 500 people along the road here at Secessionville road and the intersection at Fort Johnson. Residents should expect lower water pressure this evening but there will not be a boil water advisory,” said Mike Saia, communications for the Charleston Water System.

I asked Mike Saia with Charleston Water System if this would be considered a sink hole, he told me this is not a sink hole since it deals more with water.

Charleston Water System said that they hope to have it fixed tonight.

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