NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A water pipe broke Friday and closed the main Nashville Public Library in downtown Nashville.
It happened at near at 615 Church Street around 9 a.m., closing the library to the public.
No patrons were evacuated because we were not open yet. Staff were sent to other locations or allowed to take administrative leave.
Officials said the 10-inch water line was damaged by crews working on necessary construction related to the installation of fiber optic cable overnight Thursday.
Metro Water Services told News 2 the water line runs off of the 24-inch main at Church Street and Seventh Avenue. The 24-inch line remains in tact, so no other buildings were affected.
Seventh Avenue was closed between Church and Commerce streets while crews worked. The library garage is still open and is accessible from Sixth Ave.
The repair work was completed just before 4 p.m. but Metro Water Services continued to conduct tests.
The other six Nashville Public Library locations were open as normal Friday. The main branch plans to reopen at a.m. Saturday.