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Water Main Breaks Spectacularly—Bursts Through Concrete Slabs in Middle of Street

2018-04-14 15:08
This remarkable clip shows a disastrous scene after a water main exploded, causing a 30-foot fountain. The blast flung large slabs of concrete up into the air and gallons of water erupted from the ground in Cleckheaton, West Yorks. A loud "bang" woke residents in Sycamore Drive just after 5 a.m. on Friday, April 13, as the area flooded within minutes. Some locals were evacuated as several properties on the street bore the brunt of the water cascading down inside their homes, The road will also remain closed until Monday lunchtime, groundwork teams said. There have been no reports of customers with a loss of water supply, said a spokesperson for Yorkshire Water. “Due to the work that needs to be carried out to repair the main, our contract partner Morrison Utility Services has had to close the road, with diversions put in place," the spokesperson said. "Work will continue on site over the weekend and we are hopeful of the road being open again by Monday lunchtime. "We apologize for any inconvenience caused."