Water Main Break, Water Travels Several Blocks in Dallas

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    A water main break in the 9900 block of Marsh Lane in Dallas sent water flowing down the street and left residents without water as crews worked to fix the break. (Published Monday, Jun 24, 2013)

    Dallas Fire-Rescue and Dallas police are on the scene of a water main break in Dallas.

    The city of Dallas says the incident happened at about 4:45 p.m. on the 9900 block of Marsh Lane near the Walnut Hill Lane intersection.

    Water Main Break Floods Dallas Street

    [DFW] Water Main Break Floods Dallas Street
    A water main break in the 9900 block of Marsh Lane in Dallas sent water flowing down the street and left residents without water as crews worked to fix the break. (Published Monday, Jun 24, 2013)

    The flowing water traveled about seven blocks down residential streets, Dallas Fire-Rescue said.

    Dallas Fire-Rescue says homes in the area are not in danger of going under water, but some homes may experience water damage.

    "I got home from work, and everything was flooded," Monica Salazar said. "I could not open the front door without water coming inside the house.

    Water came up through the vents of homes.

    "We had to run and unplug everything and put all of the cords up," Destiny Rodriguez said.

    The break affected traffic along the north and southbound lanes of Marsh Lane.

    There have been no reported injuries.

    The water was shut off at about 6 p.m., and Dallas Fire-Rescue has no information on what caused the break.

    Dallas Fire-Rescue says the American Red Cross will help residents, many of whom may be without drinking water for an undetermined amount of time. Ten homes were without water Monday night.

    The city of Dallas says repairs should be complete within the next 12 to 16 hours. Crews said they expect to work through the night to repair the two-foot break and a part of the street that buckled.

    NBC 5's Julie Fine contributed to this report.