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Water Gushes Into Street After Main Breaks in Lakeside

The ruptured pipe sent water gushing into the air and onto Winter Gardens Drive Friday morning

A water main ruptured in a Lakeside neighborhood Friday morning sending water gushing into the air and the streets.

Officials said the main broke around 8:20 a.m. along Winter Gardens Drive, near Linden Road. News helicopter footage showed a steady stream of water shooting upwards from the impacted water main. Commuters drove by, trying to avoid the water.

Brett Sanders, the general manager of the Lakeside Water District, said the broken, 4-inch water main left about 30 homes without water on Winter Gardens Drive, Linden Road and Short Street.

Service will likely be restored by 3 p.m., Sanders said, as crews begin repair work.

The cause of the rupture has not yet been determined.

The Lakeside Fire Department was at the scene helping with clean-up efforts.

No other information was available.

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