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Water Main Break in Fort Worth



    Large Water Main Break Floods Trinity Park

    A Fort Worth Water Department spokeswoman said a 48-inch concrete line broke in East Trinity Park. (Published Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015)

    A water main break forced police to close streets around University Drive in Fort Worth Saturday morning due to flooding in East Trinity Park, according to the Fort Worth Water Department.

    Mary Gugliuzza, with the Fort Worth Water Department, said a 48-inch concrete line ruptured at about 8 a.m., sending water gushing from underground.

    Several roads in the park and University Drive were closed.

    Shutting off the line to make repairs will take time. Workers with the water department have at least two valves to manually turn off.

    “One valve on a 48-inch line is hundreds, and hundreds, and hundreds, and hundreds of turns of that valve against pressure of the water that’s in the pipe,” Gugliuzza said.

    The line is among the larger ones within the city. It connects to smaller lines that supplies water to homes and businesses in central Fort Worth.

    Gugliuzza said the department won’t know the extent of any water outages until the line is isolated.

    Repairs are expected to take at least a day.

    Gugliuzza said anyone with water outages should report them by calling 817-392-4477.

    NBC 5's Meredith Yeomans contributed to this report.

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