Water restored to Riverview Tower downtown

Water restored to Riverview Tower downtown

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Riverview Tower in downtown Knoxville, where man tenants work. Riverview Tower in downtown Knoxville, where man tenants work.
Drinkable water was brought in for employees at the tower because of that loss of water due to the water main break. Drinkable water was brought in for employees at the tower because of that loss of water due to the water main break.
Signs were posted warning of the loss of water. Signs were posted warning of the loss of water.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - KUB reported Saturday morning that water had been restored to the tenants of the Riverview Tower in downtown Knoxville.

Water was of course lost to that building after the massive water main break that occurred on Thursday at the intersection of Main St. and State St.

We got some reaction from employees in the Riverview Tower yesterday about not having water.

KUB said in a release Saturday, "We appreciate the patience of our customers as work was done to restore water service. We also appreciate the work of KUB crews, who have been on site around-the-clock to complete repairs as quickly and safely as possible."

KUB says they are planning to condense what would be a three-week-long project into a few days, with employees continuing to work rotating 12-hour shifts.

Until that construction concludes, the following roads should be expected to be closed for motorists: Main St. between S. Gay St. and S. Central St., State St between W. Hill Ave. and Cumberland Ave., and the Main St. entrance ramp to James White Pkwy.

Visitors to downtown can still access the parking garage at First Tennessee Towers by Cumberland Ave. In addition, the Dwight Kessell Parking Garage and BB&T building will be accessible from Hill Ave.

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