A broken main that cut off water to businesses along the Strip has been repaired, according to the Las Vegas Valley Water District.
But traffic is still moving slowly in the area with some lanes of Las Vegas Boulevard still closed to work on the piping, according to a water district spokesman.
Construction at the Monte Carlo and the Cosmopolitan have also narrowed travel lanes throughout the day.
Customers may have had little or no water pressure, the water district said as early as 8:38 a.m. Wednesday, according to the utility’s Twitter feed.
A contracted company hit a 30-inch pipe that affected service to businesses along Las Vegas Boulevard between Harmon and Tropicana avenues.
Managers at Carriage House hotel, 105 E. Harmon, and the Harley-Davidson Cafe, 3725 Las Vegas Boulevard S., said just before 11 a.m. that their businesses didn’t have running water. A spokesman for Harley-Davidson Cafe said the restaurant would be closed until repairs were done but that the store was open as usual.
Water kept running at MGM Resorts International properties between Harmon and Tropicana, water district spokesman Damon Hodge said before noon. Multiple meters service those resorts, which include the Monte Carlo, New York-New York and the MGM Grand.
Workers had the break fixed before 2:15 p.m., but the parts of the road that were torn up to repair the pipe were still closed to traffic, Hodge said. He couldn’t give an estimated time for when road repairs would be made and traffic would re-open.
Traffic on westbound Tropicana was backed up about a mile, almost to Paradise Road, about 2 p.m.
Reporter Kimber Laux contributed.
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