TOP PHOTO: Many LUB Water customers on the west end of La Follette spent the balance of Christmas Day without water.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A pick-up truck hit a fire hydrant at 19th Street and West Central on Christmas morning around 11 am knocking out water to customers on the west end of La Follette. “A pick-up truck wrecked into the hydrant, and the driver left the scene. I had to move the truck off the fire hydrant with my backhoe,” said LUB’s David Wilson
LUB General Manager Kenny Baird said that crews are working to restore water to customers at this hour. “That’s a bad job for any cold day, let alone Christmas Day,” Baird added.
Temperatures dipped below freezing Thursday afternoon and not not made it out of the 20s today. Above freezing temperatures return up in the day on Saturday.
Phones at LUB are out due to the Nashville explosion. To report an outage, please call 423.449.8600. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/25/2020-4:30PM)