Miami Beach streets flooded by water main break

Water shut off to most of area

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Some residents of an area of the North Beach area could be without water after a 24-inch water line broke, flooding streets during Monday’s rush hour.

Streets were closed from 72nd Street to 75th Street on Byron, Carlyle and Dickens avenues due to the break. Gushing water could be seen from Sky 10 flooding streets.

Miami Beach’s Director of Public Works Roy Coley said the city received notification of a water main break at 74th Street and Carlyle Avenue in North Beach around 5:30 p.m.

Crews shut the water down and were working overnight to fix the break, which officials said happened due to the pipe’s age and the pressure feeding a bigger water main.

A building at 540 74th St. was evacuated due to the massive amount of water seeping in. Coley said they decided that it was in “their best interest to evacuate the building.”

Water has been completely shut off in the area. The city does not know yet how many people may be without water and for how long.

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