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UPDATE: One Lane Still Blocked On North Point Parkway

A vehicle hit a fire hydrant, causing a large underground break in the main water line. Alpharetta police estimate repairs could take "many hours."

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch

Update at 12:54 p.m. May 8: Assistant City Administrator James Drinkard said about 200 feet of one southbound lane on North Point Parkway remains closed. He also said the northern entrance to Great Oaks Way is also closed to traffic. 

ORIGINAL STORY

One northbound and one southbound lane on a major Alpharetta thoroughfare have been closed due to a water main break that occurred after a vehicle hit a fire hydrant. 

Both lanes on North Point Parkway at Great Oaks Way is closed after the vehicle hit the hydrant, which caused a "large underground break in the main water line," Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesperson George Gordon said. 

"The roadway has buckled," he added. "Repairs will take many hours and vehicle traffic will be highly impacted."

Residents are encouraged to avoid North Point Parkway between Old Milton Parkway and Kimball Bridge Road, said Assistant City Administrator James Drinkard. 

North Point Parkway is a heavily traveled corridor and adjacent side streets are expected to be impacted by the heavy traffic congestion, Gordon added. 

Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes until further notice. Suggested alternates include Westside Parkway and Georgia 400. 

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