Roads reopen after water main break at Times-Union Center, Florida Theatre

Water restored Sunday night; postpones Blues Traveler concert


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Officials with JEA said a broken water main Sunday evening near Pearl and Adams streets shut off the water at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts and the Florida Theatre. 

News4Jax reporter Scott Johnson said he noticed the water was out at about 5:15 p.m. while attending a showing of the Lion King. He said the water was back on around 6:25 p.m.

JEA working to get roads back open downtown after a water main break at Adams St. & Pearl St. Crews have been out here all night. @wjxt4 pic.twitter.com/8Lj2djQevM

— Allyson Henning (@WJXTAllyson) February 12, 2018

Johnson said patrons were walking across the street to the Omni Jacksonville Hotel to use the bathroom.

Officials with the Florida Theatre said they were also effected by the water main break and have postponed Sunday's Blues Traveler concert. The concert was rescheduled for Monday. 

JEA crews worked overnight to repair the road after they had to tear into the concrete to get to the broken pipe.

Around 6 a.m. Monday, JEA reported the hold was filled and the next step would be rolling out the temporary asphalt patch. 

Monday morning commuters had to take a detour during the road repairs that blocked Adams Street between Julia and Clay Streets.

JEA crews reopened the road around 7:30 a.m. Monday. 

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