Downtown Knoxville YMCA, street closed by water main break

Downtown Knoxville YMCA, street closed by water main break

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The break occurred between Locust Street and Henley Street, sending water gushing down the street. The break occurred between Locust Street and Henley Street, sending water gushing down the street.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A portion of Clinch Avenue in downtown Knoxville was closed early Tuesday because of a break in a water main.

The Downtown YMCA, located adjacent to that location, is also closed. YMCA officials initially kept the facility open, but decided to close it was work began to repair the break.

The break occurred between Locust Street and Henley Street, sending water gushing down the street.

Knoxville Utility Board officials say the street is expected to be closed until 2 p.m., though one lane of traffic may be opened to traffic once the work progresses.

YMCA officials say the nearest facility, located on Jessamine Avenue, is available for Y members.

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