NAPLES, Fla.- Getting geared up for Christmas proved to be a struggle for some in Naples today. Many Lely Resort residents were without water for most of the day, as crews worked to repair a broken water main.
"It's probably the number one worst day that this could have happened," Derrick Shelly said.
Shelly's water faucet ran dry today. He's just one of 108 Lely Resort residents impacted by a leaky water main.
"Toilets don't flush. We can't use water to cook, can't wash any dishes. I mean the list goes on," Shelly said Friday.
Collier County emergency crews were forced to shut off water to residents early this morning in order to fix the line. A tree root caused a leak. But residents say the repair is throwing a real wrench into holiday plans.
"Unfortunate thing about it is we have 20 family members visiting from Canada, who are staying in hotels and plan on being here this afternoon," Shelly said.
Crews worked throughout the afternoon to quickly repair the damaged line. In the meantime, Shelly is keeping fingers crossed that he isn't forced to turn to his holiday back up plan.
"Hopefully, it won't be fried chicken on paper plates for Christmas eve dinner," Shelly said.
Repairs are now complete and the water is back for the over 100 households impacted earlier today.