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Large Water Main Break In Downtown Tulsa

Water Restored to Downtown Tulsa Businesses After Water Main Break

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"We supposed to met at...." Guillermo Rojas has no water or electricity and he's trying to wrap his head around this....what he may as well call an unauthorized water fountain outside his door.
  "I don't like the situation because I'm losing money, a considerable amount of money but in the meantime I'm not going to start crying," says Guillermo Rojas of Casa Laredo restaurant.
While the tears may not be flowing but the water certainly is. First a 16 inch break then a 12 inch break in the same hole.
"When it's running it's washing material out from underneath the roadway because when a water line breaks it takes the path of least resistance. So it's going to come up and meet the bottom of the street and start going horizontally until it find a weak point," says Paul Strizek with the City of Tulsa.
Lines have to be clamped before the repairs can begin. Meanwhile, less than a block away water in some places as high as 10 feet is being pumped out of the basement of the beacon building. and then next door....the island.. where gushing water takes a bite out of the coney business 
 It's our busiest day says Georgia Tsilekas
No water. no service per the health department.
"They went to all the restaurants on this street just making sure all the laws are being adhered to...doing their job," says Tsilekas.
Meanwhile, back at Casa Laredo's ... a soccer catering event has a venue change. 
"I'm one of the sponsors and we were expecting all those players and them to come for dinner at the restaurant, but that's  another story.  It  is Friday the 13th, what can I say," says Rojas.

Update, 3:20 p.m.: Water has been restored to all businesses affected by the water main break. Contractors are now working to repair the the road damage.
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