BREAKING: Water main break causes outages for businesses, residents across Atlanta

The Wrecking Bar in Little Five Points is one of the businesses affected by the water main break. (Courtesy Instagram)

Residents and businesses across Atlanta are experiencing low water pressure or outages after a water main broke today. When the water main will be repaired is unknown at this time.

A 32-inch water main break near the intersection of Joseph E. Boone Blvd. NW and James P. Brawley Drive created water issues throughout Downtown to East Atlanta as well as the westside and southside.

Several restaurants were forced to close before the busy lunch hour. Major tourist spots such as Georgia Aquarium, the College Football Hall of Fame and Zoo Atlanta also closed due to water outages.

Crews are onsite and “working aggressively” to make repairs to the water main affecting the service area, according to the Department of Watershed Management.

There were reports of no water at the State Capitol, Atlanta City Hall, and disruption at Grady Hospital.

All Fulton County facilities in the Downtown area affected water main break closed this afternoon, including the Fulton County Government Center and Courthouse.

Several restaurants have closed due to the water main break, including Manuel’s Tavern in Poncey-Highland, The Wrecking Bar in Little Five Points, Staplehouse in Old Fourth Ward and Breaker Breaker in Reynoldstown on the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail.

Low water pressure was observed in Midtown at a number of condo and apartment complexes.

A map showing where the 32-inch water main break occurred. (Image courtesy Department of Watershed Management)

Check back for updates.

Collin Kelley contributed to this story.

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Rough Draft Atlanta, Reporter Newspapers, and Atlanta Intown.

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