Blowing Rock water main relocation set for Nov. 12

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Article Published: Nov. 7, 2013 | Modified: Nov. 13, 2013

As part of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s project to widen U.S. 321 to four lanes in Blowing Rock, crews must relocate the water main on Old East Cornish Road and tie it into the town of Blowing Rock’s water system at the old Scotchman gas station.

According to NCDOT, this will require that workers temporarily turn off the water to residents and businesses in that area on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work was originally scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7, but has been rescheduled due to forecasted rain.

Residents and businesses along the following roads should expect to be affected and should plan accordingly: Old East Cornish Road (across from West Cornish Road), West Cornish Road, Ransom Street, Hill Street, Morningside Drive, Yonahlossee Road (U.S. 221), Jenson Drive, Wallingford Road, Green Street, Mayview Drive, Norwood Circle and The Cone Condominums.

NCDOT also issued the following tips for affected businesses and residents:

· Leave a cold water tap or spigot slightly open; leaving a hot water tap open may cause damage to hot water units. Seasonal residents may want to have a neighbor or caretaker check their property, as well.

· Collect water in advance for use during this time.

Anyone who has questions or needs additional information may call the project information line at (828) 964-3260.

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