Businesses, schools, hospital working around water main break

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A water main break has caused a lot of headaches in one part of Lexington.

The break happened in the Leestown corridor area Monday morning, where several businesses, a hospital and two schools are located.

One of the businesses impacted, an Amazon fulfillment center, sent its workers home at around noon on one of the busiest days of the year for the company – Cyber Monday. According to Amazon, it is not expected to impact shipping or deliveries.

Employees say they were told they could return to work Tuesday.

Sandersville Elementary and Leestown Middle School are also impacted. A letter was sent to parents saying until the repairs are completed and the boil water advisory is lifted, all water fountains have been covered and bottled water will be provided to students to drink. The schools also say the cafeterias are using boiled or bottled water in all food preparation.

The VA Medical Center, located on Veterans Drive off Leestown Road, says its contingency plans have been activated but there is no impact to patient care or to regularly scheduled appointments.

Kentucky American Water says the boil water advisory is expected to last 36 hours.

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