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STT Scheduled Road Closure of Back St. for Emergency Water Line Repairs

(Wednesday, December 21, 2016)

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority has scheduled the closure of Wimmelskafts Gade (Back Street) on St. Thomas, from the Store Tver Gade intersection to the Raadets Gade intersection, on Thursday, December 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., while crews make emergency repairs to a leaking service line. Those customers who will be affected by the water service interruption will be contacted directly by WAPA water distribution personnel.

While crews are working, vehicular traffic traveling east on Wimmelskafts Gade (Back Street) will be rerouted south on Store Tver Gade towards the Waterfront. Motorists are asked to adhere to signs, and to use alternate routes for the safety of crews, pedestrians and other drivers. The Authority apologizes for the inconvenience caused by this road closure, and ensures the public that every effort will be made to restore vehicular traffic as quickly as possible.    

Customers are urged to store adequate water for use during the service interruption.

For more information call the Water Distribution department at 775-5873 or email