CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The intersection of Freedom Drive and West Morehead Street in west Charlotte is closed due to a large water main break on Sunday afternoon, officials said.
Businesses in the immediate area are being closed, according to Charlotte Fire officials. The City saying the situation is “extremely dangerous,” and that the intersection is closed to vehicles and pedestrians.
Charlotte Water has crews on scene.
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Charlotte police said the intersection will remain closed for up to 48 hours while crews work to repair the damage.
Charlotte-Douglas Airport officials confirm the water main break is affecting the airport, though they did not specify whether any operations are being suspended.
At 6:16 p.m., airport officials said water pressure is beginning to return in areas around the terminal.
Charlotte Water said it is experiencing a high number of calls due to customers with low water pressure as a result of the water main break.
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