Water Main Break Threatens Home in West Hartford

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    Crews rushed to a water main break on St. Augustine Street in West Hartford to keep water from flowing into a nearby home.

    Crews rushed to a water main break in West Hartford to keep water from rushing into a home Friday afternoon.

    The water main broke on St. Augustine Street around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, sending water onto the street and toward a nearby house.

    The break was repaired and water was restored to all customers by 5:15 p.m., according to MDC.

    Firefighters and public works crews worked quickly to stop the water from flooding the house, using a plow and other materials to form a makeshift dam.

    The Metropolitan District Commission sent crews to the scene to shut off the water and repair the break.

    Twenty-nine houses on St. Augustine Street between Price Boulevard and Oakwood Avenue were affected by the shutdown., an MDC spokesperson said.

    The six-inch main was installed in 1949, according to the MDC.

    No homes were damaged in the break, officials said.

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