Water main break closed MLK Jr. Blvd. most of Wednesday morning

Water main break closes MLK Jr. Blvd. at Airport Blvd. on Dec. 27, 2017 (KXAN Photo)
Water main break closes MLK Jr. Blvd. at Airport Blvd. on Dec. 27, 2017 (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard was shut down between Airport Boulevard and Harvey Street due to a sinkhole and water main break, according to Austin police.

The 3000 block of East MLK was closed in both directions due to the 12 inch water main break, until the westbound lanes reopened just after noon. Austin Water crews were able to turn off the water around 7 a.m.

Crews are worked to install new pipe and complete repairs by 3:20 p.m. Some customers were without water for a time but it should all be restored.

Police say there have been no crashes or injuries from the break.

In September, a 16-inch water main break shut down Sendero Hills Parkway in east Austin for days.

Damage to MLK Blvd. at Airport Blvd. where a 12-inch water main broke on Dec. 27, 2017 (KXAN Photo/Chris Davis)
Damage to MLK Blvd. at Airport Blvd. where a 12-inch water main broke on Dec. 27, 2017 (KXAN Photo/Chris Davis)
Water main break on MLK Blvd. near Airport Blvd. on Dec. 27, 2017 (KXAN Photo/Chris Davis)
Water main break on MLK Blvd. near Airport Blvd. on Dec. 27, 2017 (KXAN Photo/Chris Davis)

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