South Florida

Water main break in Pembroke Pines floods part of intersection

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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