Water Line Break Spills River of Water Onto Beach Street in Fort Worth

Several NBC 5 viewers reported being without water at their homes

Beach Street in Fort Worth has closed as the Fort Worth Water Department continues to repair a major water main break Wednesday morning.[[425462403,R]]

The water department says the affected 54-inch water line was located along Beach Street just north of Texas 121. Beach Street was closed between Belknap Street and Texas 121 as a result of the water line break.

Crews were working to fill the hole with concrete as of Friday morning.

Photos and videos on social media showed a large amount of water covering the normally busy street and surrounding parking lots.

There is no word on how many water utility customers were affected.

The cities of North Richland Hills and Watauga issued emergency water conservation notices Wednesday morning following the break. All residents and businesses were asked to use water for emergency purposes, including drinking and flushing for health or sanitation purposes.

The water restrictions were lifted Thursday.

Traffic Detours

Northbound Beach St. detour: Continue north of Texas 121 to Fain Street, then Kings Highway. Take Wheeler to rejoin Beach Street.

Southbound detour: Take Maurice Street to westbound Texas 121 service road.

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