Water main break shuts down road in Miami Gardens

Crews repaired ruptured line late Wednesday

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – A water main break shut down a roadway Wednesday afternoon in Miami Gardens.

The water main break was reported in the area of Northwest 191st Street and 42nd Court.

Local 10 News reporter Roy Ramos was at the scene as authorities blocked off all eastbound and westbound lanes of Northwest 191st Street to traffic.

Ramos said traffic was moving slowly along Northwest 42nd Avenue.

"I was just driving by and I thought a fire hydrant had busted," one driver in the area said.

Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer officials said additional crews were sent to the scene to shut off the water. By 6 p.m., the water had slowed down but was still coming out of the ruptured 8-inch water main.

It was a natural break that was likely caused by normal wear and tear, not by human error

Officials said engineers will have to come out and check the structural integrity of the road before it is reopened to traffic. 

Water service was temporarily turned off to 80 homes for about two hours until the line was finally repaired just before 9 p.m. 

County employees went door to door warning residents to boil their water as precaution until the county is able to test that the water is safe to drink.

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