4:05 p.m. update The leak has been stopped and repairs are continue downtown to repair the water main break.
Initially crews thought the leak was originating from a 14” line, but it appears to actually be from the 8” line. Workers believe they have isolated the leak and stopped the flow of water. The cause is still unknown, but crew members told Hays Post that it could have been due to the heat.
FROM THE CITY OF HAYS:
Please be advised, effective immediately, the 100 block of West 10th Street between Main and Fort will be completely closed due to a water main break and street repairs resulting in this break.
The south parking lot (near the railroad tracks) will remain open. Signs will be in place to direct the traveling public. The traveling public should use caution and if at all possible avoid this area.
Repairs will be completed as quickly as possible. At this time staff is unable to provide a completion date.
The City of Hays regrets any inconvenience this may cause to the public. If there are any questions, please call the Public Works Service Division at 628-7353 (street repairs) or the Utilities Department at 628-7380 (water main break).