MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A broken water main has been fixed in Midtown Memphis, but it will continue to cause traffic trouble through the weekend.
The 12-inch water pipe broke in front of Rhodes College Thursday night, shutting down two lanes on North Parkway. One of those lanes won't reopen until Monday at the earliest as crews are still making repairs.
When the pipe broke, it cut off water at Rhodes College and the surrounding neighborhood.
Rhodes cancelled Friday morning classes, and Snowden Junior High School also lost water temporarily.
Now that water is back on, people still need to be cautious. MLGW Spokesperson Jackie Reed advised, "Keep in mind water will have that rust color to it, so you want to run the water until it is clear. During that time you don't want to do laundry or use water from the faucet to make ice, so make sure you let the water run, that should clear it up."
The weather may have caused the water pipe to break. The recent temperature shift may have caused the ground to expand, putting pressure on pipes.