UPDATE: South Tacoma Way Closed Until Monday After Chunk Of Old SR 16 Falls

People in the vicinity of South Tacoma Way Friday afternoon are advised not to drink the water.

A piece of concrete from the old SR-16 overpass fell Friday afternoon on to South Tacoma Way near Sprague Avenue and punctured a Tacoma Water main, according to a press release from Tacoma Public Utilities.

People who live and work in the area between South M and Pine streets and South 56th and Center streets should not drink their water if it looks dirty, and should call (253) 502-8384 to report it.  

Several businesses in the area do not have water service. Tacoma Water will continue to assess the damage and fix the main as soon as possible, but must wait for removal of the portion of SR-16 and repair of other damage.  

View more pictures on the My TPU Smug Mug page: Tacoma Water Main Break on South Tacoma Way Photos.


UPDATE: 8:25 p.m., 1/11/13

The Washington State Department of Transportation just posted the following update the section of South Tacoma Way that closed following the piece fell:

South Tacoma Way to remain closed through Monday morning while demolition plans reviewed

Locked n Loaded January 12, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Wow!!!!! the construction crew is making sure people are real safe


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