Water main break closes busy Lexington road for hours

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A water main break in Lexington sent water spewing 30 feet into the air over a busy street, closing the road for hours Tuesday morning.

Vickie Hadley, the woman who lives across the street from the water main break, says it made for quite an unusual wake-up call.

She tells WKYT that around 5:30 a.m. she thought she heard rain. She says it wasn't until she stepped outside that she realized there was water shooting into the air like a geyser.

"You can tell its impacting traffic quite a bit," said Hadley.

The water main break closed Stone Road near Pasadena Drive for hours and left those who lived nearby without water.

Kentucky American Water crews are working to figure out what caused the water to break through a 12-inch hole in the water main.

"There is a tremendous amount of water coming out of the ground. It's hitting the power lines," described Hadley.

Kentucky American Water crews say they are putting chemicals onto the road because the water that gushed onto the street will spill into creeks in the area. The chemicals will keep the water from harming anything in those streams.

"Luckily school doesn't start today. It's a lot of water coming out," Hadley said.

Crews say they are still trying to figure out where the water main broke. They tell WKYT that once they repair the break they will work to restore service to those who are still without water.

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