PHOTO: Water main break in Pembroke Pines

Crews from Pembroke Pines' utilities department clean up the mess after a 12-inch water main ruptured Sunday, flooding parts of the intersection at Taft Street and Hiatus Road. Water pressure dropped after the 7 am break, but service to area homes and businesses not interrupted, said utilities supervisor Steve Stanton. All lanes reopened by about 1 p.m. (Mike Clary, South Florida Sun Sentinel / May 4, 2014)

PEMBROKE PINES Crews were cleaning up a water main break on Taft Street that flooded and closed a portion of the intersection with North Hiatus Road on Sunday morning.

Steven Stanton, a supervisor with the city's utilities department, said a 12-inch water main "blew apart" at about 7 a.m. on the south side of Taft, just west of Hiatus, at about 7 a.m.

A curb lane on Taft remained closed for several hours while crews cleaned up the water, while another lane was closed to traffic for less than an hour.

Stanton said that nobody lost water service, but water pressure dropped for some residents. Normal water service was back by 11 a.m., Stanton said.


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