A water main break in Miami sent water shooting into the air Thursday night while city workers tried to shut it off.
The break happened shortly after 10 p.m. near Northwest 15th Avenue and 36th Street, sending water gushing into the night sky, Miami Fire-Rescue spokesman Ignatius Carroll said.
“We’re lucky nobody was hurt when this water main broke,” Carroll said.
The fire department tried several times to shut off the water using different valves but was unsuccessful, he said. Workers with the city’s water and sewer department also arrived and, as of 11 p.m., were also trying to shut off the water, Carroll said.
Because of the break’s position, no homes were immediately flooded.
Residents may have noticed a drop in water pressure Thursday night. The area may get a boil water notice later, once the break is controlled.
Because of the break, Northwest 15th Avenue between 35th and 36th streets was closed.