The City of Shenandoah is without water this morning due to a broken 18 inch line that drained the city’s water tower.
Crews are scrambling to correct the situation as of 6 a.m., as residents and business owners preparing for the workday discover they have no water.
7am UPDATE-Shenandoah officials are now on the scene of the water line break. They have routed around it and are now feeding water to the cities population with a second well. Residents are urged to boil their water until further notice. This could last up to several days but is not expected. The residents will be notified by the Code Red System when the water is safe again. Also there could be sand or discoloration in the water due to the break.
According to Bryan Carlisle with Shenandoah Police Department almost 2500 residents were affected and up to as many as 40 resturants, Herman Woodlands Hospital, Healthsouth, Nexus and several hotels. Denny’s closed close to 3am due to no water. The Valero station remained open but customers expecting coffee on the cold morning were out of luck. Other businesses affected were Sam Moon, Home Depot and the Portafino Center.