Water main break shuts down traffic on Poplar Ave.

Published: Oct. 10, 2022 at 6:53 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 10, 2022 at 10:51 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A section of Poplar Avenue is currently shut down after a water main break early Monday morning.

Around 5 a.m. Action News 5 received reports of a water main break. So far, 15 customers have been impacted.

Memphis Police Department says all lanes in both directions are shut down on Poplar Avenue between Tillman Street and Holmes right across from East High School.

School is currently out for fall break so no school traffic.

Detours are forcing drivers heading north to turn on Marne Street and drivers heading south have to take South Greer Street.

Crews with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, Memphis city traffic and Memphis Light, Gas and Water are actively working to repair the break and navigate drivers.

MLGW says the repairs will take most of the day and the break was due to the age of the main.

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