Water line busts after big rig gets caught in sinkhole north of Austin; boil water notice in effect

First responders were on the scene of a truck that got caught in a sinkhole.

It happened just before 6 p.m. Friday evening at the intersection of Wells Branch and Wells Port Drive.

The front right tire of the truck was in the sinkhole.


Crews worked to first remove the 18-wheeler and then fill the sinkhole.

Water was shut off to the Wells Branch MUD and a nearby apartment complex.

Around 2 p.m. on Saturday, officials with Wells Branch MUD announced the line had been repaired.

However, a boil water notice is now in effect for several neighborhoods.

Neighborhoods and Apartment Complexes under Boil Water Notice include:

  • Brookside neighborhood
  • Milan Apartments
  • MAA Wells Branch
  • Affinity at Wells Branch
  • Heritage Estate at Wells Branch
  • Preserve at Wells Branch
  • The Morgan
  • Churchill Crossing
  • The Arbors of Wells Branch
  • The Park at Wells Branch

Streets and Addresses under Boil Water Notice:

  • Gaylord Dr. (1600-1753)
  • Regents Walk
  • Merchant Cove
  • Owen-Tech Blvd
  • Korman Dr
  • Thermal Dr (Northwest Elementary School, Churchill Crossing Only)
  • Businesses on S I-35 Frontage Road (14002-14900)
  • Wells Branch Pkwy (1600 – 2113) between Surrender Ave and I-35

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