Waterline Break leaves Sheffield, Ala. without running water

SHEFFIELD, Ala. (AP) - A broken 16-inch water line left residential and business customers in Sheffield without water.

City officials said the damage occurred as a construction crew
was working on sewer lines Monday afternoon.

Within five hours, the city's main tank was nearly empty,

Customers were asked to quit using water until workers could
repair the line.

Tommy Barnes, superintendent of the Sheffield Gas and Water
departments, said the damage was repaired just after 8 p.m.

He added the system was being refilled.

He said the top priority was getting water service restored to Helen Keller Hospital.

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