UPDATE: City employees work to fix water main break

According to Lawton City officials, repairs are now complete on the 14″ water main which broke...
According to Lawton City officials, repairs are now complete on the 14″ water main which broke on the east side of City Hall Wednesday evening.(KSWO)
Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 11:17 AM CDT
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UPDATE: According to Lawton City officials, repairs are now complete on the 14″ water main which broke on the east side of City Hall Wednesday evening.

City employees are currently working to reopen 8th St., which was closed during the repairs.

Officials are currently working to calculate the total amount of water lost during the break, with plans to hopefully release those numbers at a later time.

It is not known at this time what precisely caused the break, however, officials believe it may have been caused by continuing dry weather which caused the ground to shift, breaking the pipe.

UPDATE: City employees have located the shutoff valve and are currently working to repair the water main break.

Officials with the City of Lawton said no one is without water at this time and they expect repairs to last up to 10 hours.

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - City of Lawton officials are currently working to repair a water main near City Hall after the line ruptured around 5 p.m. Wednesday, spilling a large amount of water down C Ave. and 8th St.

The repairs were delayed overnight, as city employees worked to locate the shutoff valve for the main line.

Officials said there is currently no timeline for repairs to be completed, however, once the shutoff valve is located repairs should only take 6 -10 hours.

We will continue to post more updates from the city, as they are released.