VIDEO: Busted water main in downtown Durham shoots water into the air

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A busted water main in downtown Durham sprayed water high into the air on Thursday morning and impacted traffic in the area, police said.

It’s not clear exactly what time the main broke, but police said at 5 a.m. that the break occurred in the 800-block of Dowd Street and it would cause traffic delays in the area.

Video from the scene showed water rocketing up out of the street and onto the front yard of a nearby home.

Crews were able to turn the water off and stop the geyser a little after 6:30 a.m. Repairs have since been made and water service should be restored to everyone in the area during the early afternoon, officials said.

The road remained closed more than seven hours after the water main broke. There’s no estimated time for when the road will reopen.

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