Water Main Breaks in Oak Cliff

By Johnny Archer
|  Saturday, Jun 14, 2014  |  Updated 1:03 AM CDT
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A water main break in Oak Cliff left dozens of homes without water for several hours Friday night.

Johnny Archer, NBC 5 News

A water main break in Oak Cliff left dozens of homes without water for several hours Friday night.

A water main break in Oak Cliff left dozens of homes without water for several hours Friday night.

“Around 4 o'clock I saw the water main shooting up from the ground 20 feet in the air,” said Keith Virden.

Neighbors around the 1500 block of Vermont Avenue said it lasted for 30 minutes.

Dallas Water Utilities pounded through the street with heavy machinery to reach the 8-inch pipe that ruptured, but not before cutting off the water to the line.

More than 30 homes on Vermont Avenue were affected by the break. Blue notices were placed on doors warning people that their water would get shut off for three to four hours.

Crews continued working in the 4 feet deep hole to repair the break as the sun set, while a section of Vermont Avenue was closed to traffic.

Utility trucks packed the residential neighborhood for several hours into the night as crews continued to work.  

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