Rockdale Water Resources (RWR) is temporarily shutting off water service Friday afternoon in Conyers to surrounding customers in a certain radius of a water main break at the intersection of Highway 138 and Sigman Road to make repairs.
Work crews were expected to turn off water at around 4:30 p.m. EST.
Robo-calls will be made using targeted zip code information to alert those affected. County officials also might make personal visits to notify major businesses.
Businesses and residences on Sigman Road ranging west to Rockbridge Road and east to Gees Mill Road, and on Highway 138 going north to Tatum Road and south to Interstate 20 will be affected.
The water main broke around 9 a.m. on Friday during construction work. Workers for the Georgia Department of Transportation were doing some underground drilling when it appears they bore into a water main.
RWR officials are not yet sure when repairs will be complete.
Conyers police are diverting traffic around the incident, which is estimated to impact the area the remainder of the evening.
IN BRIEF: The northbound lanes of Ga. Highway 138 at Sigman Road are shut down due to a water main break. Georgia Department of Transportation is on its its way and Conyers Police and Rockdale deputies are on the scene. Drivers are advised to take an alternate route.