Crews in Rib Mountain repair water main, continue restoration efforts
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Crews in the town of Rib Mountain will continue working to repair a water main break on Rib Mountain Drive through Friday. The location is near Kwik Trip in Rib Moutain and the town is asking people to avoid the area if possible.
Officials say the drinking water is safe, but the water was stirred up and has caused some discolored water throughout the town.
The water main was repaired around 12 a.m. Thursday morning and most of the excavation at the site has been filled and repaired. However, restorations will continue into Friday.
The Town of Rib Mountain says there is no specific cause for the 12-inch break other than it was a freak occurrence.
Southbound traffic on Rib Mountain Drive is reduced to one lane and northbound traffic on Rib Mountain Drive is detoured beginning at Valley Inn Way. The detour route is Valley Inn Way to Lilac Avenue to Morning Glory Lane to Rib Mountain Drive. Traffic on Hwy 29 West and Hwy 51 North should use caution as ramp traffic may back up onto the highway during peak travel times.
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