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Updated: Flooding causing water, natural gas service disruptions

UPDATE, Feb. 25, 3:50 p.m.– The Savannah Utility Department reports it has been forced to shut off the water service feed to Wharf Road and Arnold Lane in Pyburn and the Russell Chapel Lane area on north Clifton Road due to major leaks underneath the water surface in these areas.
These areas will be without SUD water service until the water recedes and crews can address the damage to the infrastructure.
SUD said that for Russell Chapel Lane residents, the utility is working with the Hardin County Fire Department and the local Emergency Management Agency in setting up a potable water distribution station at the old Cerro Gordo school or the District 4 fire department.
According to SUD, this outage will not affect residents on north Clifton road or the side roads branching off of Clifton Road. Valves at Indian Creek have been closed to prevent infiltration and ensure that residents of the north Clifton road area will continue to have water service.

INITIAL STORY– The Adamsville Utility Department closed a water line Monday serving a portion of Hardin County near the Tennessee River.
Adamsville City Administrator Steve Simon said there is apparently a sizable break or leak somewhere below the valve which has been shut near the U.S. 64 levee between Crump and Savannah.
The area temporarily removed from service is currently under water from the flooding Tennessee River and is uninhabitable, he noted.
Repairs can’t be made until the water recedes and when it does, restoring service is likely to be made more difficult because of muddy conditions.
“It’s not going to be a quick process,” Simon said.
He said flooding has also forced Adamsville to turn off natural gas service in Saltillo.

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