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Water pipe breaks in Bloomington causing road closures

<p>A car drives through water on Third Street. Water exploded from the pavement around 1 p.m., a Holly McLauchlin, City of Bloomington communications specialist, said.</p><p></p>

A car drives through water on Third Street. Water exploded from the pavement around 1 p.m., a Holly McLauchlin, City of Bloomington communications specialist, said.

A water main break occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday on the corner of Fourth Street and Walnut Street, Holly McLauchlin, City of Bloomington Utilities communications specialist, said.

McLauchlin said pipes can break when there are major temperature fluctuations, but it is uncertain what caused the Saturday main break.

The intersection from the corner of Fourth Street and Walnut Street and Third Street and Walnut Street will be closed until further notice, McLauchlin said.

An approximately 3-foot geyser shot out of the pavement, causing the pavement to protrude.

As of 3:30 p.m., about 4 inches of water could be seen flowing down the sidewalk at the corner of Third and Walnut Street. 

If there are concerns about standing water or other emergencies, residents may call (812) 339-1444 for assistance. 

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