Water main break fixed after long day of repairs
DEERFIELD — Traffic on westbound Deerfield Road east of Waukegan Road resumed at 6 p.m. Tuesday night after crews repaired a water main break.
The 8 a.m. failure was fixed by 5 p.m., said Derek Gehrke, water maintenance operator for Deerfield Public Works.
Gehrke said the break was difficult to find in the day-long repair.
“It was beneath 1-1/2 feed of concrete, so we called in a leak locating service,” he said.
Gehrke said 12-18 breaks typically occur in January, but this year’s count prior to January was low due to warm temperatures.