The mysterious workers performed their whatever repairs they needed to restore water function to the sizeable area of impact within a reasonable timeline, with success by the morning. What a relief! But you ever see the stuff that comes out of your pipes when they haven’t had anything running through them in a minute? Nasty black debris you have to run for a bit to clear out.
As I write, we gets an email about another water shut off in a few days as a water shut off valve is replaced at a nearby homeowners.
Someone else must have had a really rough night.