Broken pipe shoots water 23 feet in the air in south Austin

A water pipe burst on Barton Parkway in south Austin on Feb. 13, 2018 (KXAN Photo)
A water pipe burst on Barton Parkway in south Austin on Feb. 13, 2018 (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A broken pipe spewed water 23 feet into the air in south Austin Tuesday morning, just 50 feet from a nearby home.

Austin police describe a huge hole in the roadway that forced them to shut down the area near the 2100 block of Barton Parkway in both directions at Homedale Drive. The area is a few blocks away from Barton Hills Elementary School.

The water pipe broke around 7:30 a.m. Austin Water crews were able to repair the 6-inch water main and restore service to the area by 4 p.m.

A water pipe burst on Barton Parkway in south Austin on Feb. 13, 2018 (KXAN Photo)
A water pipe burst on Barton Parkway in south Austin on Feb. 13, 2018 (KXAN Photo)

 

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