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Lexington water main break fixed; caution still advised

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LEXINGTON, N.C. -- Many residents in Lexington woke up with little to no water Monday morning because of a large water main break.

The 16-inch water main break was in the Hillside Drive area near West Center Street Extension.

The break had been repaired by Monday evening, but officials are still urging residents affected to use caution with their water. They said the water could be brown or dirty for a period of time after the repairs.

Officials are advising residents affected by the break to boil their water prior to consumption for the next 24 to 48 hours.

The break caused low water pressure across the city Monday.

Many area restaurants were forced to close on Monday due to the break.

Assistant City Manager Terra Greene said the break happened between 5:30 and 6 a.m.

The city is asking that customers conserve as much water as possible.

Hillside Drive will remain closed for repairs.