Water Main Break Shatters Windows

By Greg Janda
|  Friday, Feb 22, 2013  |  Updated 9:12 AM CDT
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A water main break shattered the windows of a house in Fort Worth early Friday morning.

Jeff Smith, NBC 5

A water main break shattered the windows of a house in Fort Worth early Friday morning.

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A water main break shattered the windows of a house in Fort Worth early Friday morning.

Around 12:15 a.m., a man inside his house at 3955 Pate Dr. said it sounded like hail was hitting his home. When he went to investigate,  he discovered a large water main had ruptured in the street in front of his home.

The "hail" turned out to be loose rocks displaced by the water that was shooting out of the broken pipe and into the man's front yard.

The man also discovered that three windows in the front of his home had been shattered and water from the line was coming inside the house.

The Fort Worth Water Department closed four valves to stop the flow of water about one hour and 45 minutes after the man called 911.

Emergency crews said they couldn't immediately identify why the line breached.

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