Friday, 06. December 2013 - 14:12
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Repair work of a water pipe that disrupted traffic after it burst in the middle of Lerchenfeldergurtel this morning is set to continue this evening (Mon) causing further disruptions.
During the repair work this morning only one lane was open for transport between Koppstrasse and Gablenzgasseleading leading to long tailbacks.
A spokesman for the Vienna water supply network Wiener Wasserwerken said that the pipe had been in place since the interwar period and was a supply pipe for about ten buildings in that area.
They estimated that as a result of the burst pipe about 150 people were without water.
As a temporary measure two tankers providing drinkable water were made available.
The Wiener Wasserwerken blamed the heavy traffic in the area for the broken pipe. It had to be dug out and replaced – and the road surface then needed to be also replaced.
The repair work is expected to be finished by Tuesday morning.
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