Water main breaks as Google Fiber crews work in East Nashville

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A water main broke in the Inglewood neighborhood of East Nashville late Monday morning.

The break was reported about 10:30 a.m. on Sunnymeade Drive near Gallatin Pike.

News 2 was told the incident happened as Google Fiber crews were working in the area to install the high speed fiber lines.

Water was seen through neighboring yards but it was soon shut off. It’s unclear if or how many homes are affected.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

While the flooding was minor, neighbors are frustrated.

“I’m hearing reports of broken gas lines all over the city and downtown, all over the nation,” said Lee Shropshire. “They’re not asking people if they can come on their property or let us know that they’re coming on our property to dig up and create a mess.”

News 2 reached out to Google Fiber who said in a statement that notifications were distributed in the area in early September.

The company also said of the incident, “On Monday morning, a subcontractor doing underground work for Google Fiber along Gallatin Pike damaged a water line. We’re now working with TN811 and Metro Water to resolve this issue as quickly as we can. We take all construction-related incidents seriously, and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.”

Google Fiber also has a construction hotline that anyone with a concern can call at 877-454-6959.

It’s unclear at this time when the break was or will be fixed.