EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- Nearly 60 residents were without water Thursday after a major water main break flooded streets near 18th and Pearl.
Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) reported the break around 4:00 AM. They expected the water to be turned off for most of the day. Witnesses said there was mud and water everywhere on the streets.
For that reason, traffic was detoured. Multiple businesses shut down due to lack of water including Starbucks, Subway and Oregon Medical Group.
"Some of the patients have waited a week or two to see us and then they get a phone call saying 'sorry we cant see you today', so our concern is about when we're going to see them and how to take care of them," explained Doctor Steve Koester.
Doctor Koester said personnel from Oregon Medical Group started calling patients early to reschedule appointments. People who walked in were quite surprised when they found out they couldn't be seen.
At the time of this article, EWEB did not yet know the cause of the rupture.