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Water restored after Buford Highway water main break
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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A large water main break shut down part of Buford Highway and impacted water service to at least one school, as well as several other customers in the area.

The break happened in the area of Buford Highway and Woods Creek Lane in Suwanee. Gwinnett Water Management said a 10-inch main broke. The cause was not immediately known.

Roberts Elementary School did not have water service Tuesday morning. Gwinnett County Schools spokeswoman Sloan Roach said classes were not canceled. Instead, water trucks were brought to the school, and students were given bottled water.

Gwinnett County spokeswoman Heather Sawyer said water service was restored late Tuesday morning, and a temporary repair to the break is expected to be in place by 5 p.m. No boil water advisory was issued.

Sawyer said a permanent repair to the road will come at a later date. Asphalt on Buford Highway is buckled and must be inspected by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

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