A water main break along Bird Road between 87th and 89th avenues created traffic headaches for Tuesday drivers in Miami-Dade County’s Westchester area.
The 12-inch water main broke around 4 p.m. sending water gushing into the street and into a parking lot of a neighboring shopping center. A portion of the water main was isolated so that workres could excavate the pipe. As a result, businesses had their water shut off.
Stylists at George’s Salon had to use gallons of bottled water to rinse and wash hair dye from one customer’s hair.
Work is expected to continue late into the night. A spokesperson with Miami Dade Water and Sewer told Local 10 that the break was not caused by construction, but was a “natural” break.
Traffic on Tuesday evening was down to one lane eastbound. Water service will be turned back on around 3 a.m. And repairs to the road will be finished in time for the Wednesday morning commute around 5:30 a.m., according to officials.
#TrafficAlert - Three eastbound lanes on Bird Road are closed between Southwest 87-88 avenues as WASD crews repair a broken water main. One lane remains open to traffic. Commuters may want to avoid the area until repairs are completed. pic.twitter.com/mxB8FiusPy— Miami-Dade Water & Sewer (@MiamiDadeWater) February 25, 2020