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Water main bursts, flooding streets in Murray

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Posted at 5:15 PM, Jul 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-08 19:26:23-04

MURRAY, Utah – A water main broke and sent water shooting up out of the middle of the street in a Murray neighborhood Monday afternoon.

The incident occurred near the area of 5500 South and 1100 West around 5 p.m. City officials were able to get the water flow stopped around 5:30 p.m.

Water can be seen in the video above shooting 30 to 40 feet into the air. Rocks, concrete and other debris were also blasted into the air. It was not a manhole or other cover that broke; the force of the water ruptured the asphalt.

The 12-inch water main was carrying culinary water. The cause of the rupture has not been determined.

Police are diverting traffic in the area.

The water was flowing into a nearby storm drain, which empties into the Jordan River.