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Authorities working to repair road after latest water main break in Salt Lake City

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Posted at 7:04 AM, Feb 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-19 18:58:56-05

SALT LAKE CITY - Officials are asking drivers to avoid a Salt Lake City intersection after a water main break.

They said it flowed for almost an hour and raised a section of the road eight inches Thursday morning.

According to the Salt Lake City Fire Department, a driver called around 1:15 a.m. saying the road near 10th N. and 12th W. was buckling.

When crews arrived, they found a 12-foot-by-12-foot section of road in the center of the intersection was raised up about eight inches taller than normal.

There was also water bubbling around the road.

The water department was notified of the break and shut off the water.

Fire crews also acted fast to make sure damage was minimized.

The fire department said there were no reports of flooding in homes and the storm drains and gutters were able to handle the water flow.

Officials said the break is in a 12-inch main.

Crews said the repairs could take most of the day.

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