By Boyd C. Allen

Pilot Staff Writer

A water main break Friday afternoon on Old County Road near Star of the Sea Catholic Church shut off the water to many homes in Brookings.

Residents who live above Ransom Avenue in the direction of Hassett Street are affected, according to Utility Billing Director Kim Kennedy.

She said city employees are working to fix the problem, but repairs could take four to eight hours, leaving some homes without water past midnight.