Residents in the New Town area were treated to an unexpected water show Tuesday morning. A water main break broke through the ground and shot a geyser nearly 50 feet into the air at the corner of New Town Blvd and Fountain Lakes Industrial Drive. Traffic on New Town Blvd was stopped in both directions.
A water main break in O'Fallon, Missouri has forced the closure of Main Street.
Crews are on the scene, but is is uncertain as to how long drivers will be detoured. Officials hope the road will be re-opened for this afternoon's rush hour. Main Street is currently closed from Civic Park Drive to Elm Street.
Drivers are encouraged to take an alternate route.
The work to replace two miles of water pipeline along Manchester Road in Ballwin kicks off Monday night.
Starting every night at 8:30, crews will dig up water mains between Henry Avenue and Old Ballwin Road. KSDK reports the pipes are between 70 and 100 years old. Crews will be working from 8:30 pm to 6am to minimize the impact on traffic, but the inside westbound lane will be occasionally closed.
Work should be done before MoDOT plans to re-pave Manchester in 2014.