Yuma, AZ- Some businesses had to close their doors after a pipe burst in Down Town Yuma.
An employee at Hair Z Ends Salon tells News 13 they had to turn away most of their clients after they were notified by the city that the water would be shut off for several hours.
"No hair color, no shampoo, no pedicure. Nothing. So everybody had to reschedule their clients for later this week and everybody is going home except for me. I have two more nail clients and I don't need water for a manicure," said Sherri Evans and nail technician at Hair Z End Salon.
Evans says they don't have any type of insurance that would cover an incident like this She says they are lucky they won't lose revenue since they will see their clients another day.
As for the water main break. City of Yuma utilities crews worked on the 16 inch water main in the area of 3rd Street between Maiden Lane and Gila Street for hours.
"We sometimes notice a spike in breakages when the weather starts to turn cooler, especially when we get the first cold snap in late November early December. If we start to notice problem areas we put it in our capital improvement program and we budget to replace the whole main stretch," said Dave Nash with the City of Yuma.
Nash says old infrastructure and aging pipes are most likely to blame. No traffic lanes were closed in the area and there was no direct impact on the YCAT bus stop in front of the Hotel Del sol.
Update: Water was restored later in the afternoon to the businesses affected.
Email Alert Sign Up
Sign up here to receive breaking news stories from KSWT.com and morning updates to your email inbox.
The most haunted island on earth is a small island right off the coast of Venice, Italy called ‘The Island Of Poveglia. It's beautiful and deserted but it was also a body dumping ground a few hundred yearsMore >>
Spacious Island for sale; includes hotel. May need exorcism. More >>
Web Producer: Lucy Valencia, Assignment Desk Editor WASHINGTON (AP) -- Declaring "we are not a deadbeat nation," President Obama warned on Monday that Social Security checks and veterans' benefits willMore >>
Declaring "we are not a deadbeat nation," President Obama warned on Monday that Social Security checks and veterans' benefits will be delayed if congressional Republicans fail to increase the government's borrowing authority in a looming showdown over the nation's debt and spending.More >>
Jesus Hernandez-Carlon stood before a judge to be formally charged; Carlon was arrested Monday night after a witness identified him as the man who robbed him at gun point outside a Yuma restaurant. AccordingMore >>
Man suspected of robbing someone at gun-point outside a Yuma restaurant was in court. More >>
Daisy Cortes was in court earlier this week through her attorney asked for her bond to be reduced. According to published reports her attorney reported to the court that Ms. Cortes was unaware of her fathersMore >>
Daughter of suspected gunman has day in courtMore >>
YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) - Yuma police say a dead woman was found in a car parked at Food City on 8th Street on Tuesday night, at around 6:20 p.m. Police are investigating her cause of death andMore >>
Yuma police are investigating the death of a woman who was found in a parked car Tuesday night.More >>