Water Main Break Causes Geyser in Hartford

Crews fixed a water main break at the intersection of Hicks and Ann Uccello Streets in Hartford on Tuesday.

The Metropolitan District Commission officials confirmed a break in an 8-inch water main, which was installed in 1905.

The break caused a massive geyser shooting from the ground.

The main was shut down around 1:30 p.m. and one business, AT&T on Hicks Street, was affected. 

The repair was expected to be repaired between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m, but crews were able to fix the break by about 4 p.m. 

MDC said the extreme weather is a factor in several recent water main breaks. It is common to see an uptick in breaks during extreme cold.

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