Water Pipe Bust Leaves Flooded Road
Our cameras were the only one there today, as we witnessed water spewing from the middle of the street.
Water filled the intersection of Springfield and Calton road this afternoon.
A busted pipe caused this damage, causing the asphalt to rise almost a foot and water to spew from beneath the cracks.
"I was asleep, when I woke up, I saw all the trucks here, water everywhere."
"The pipe is old, with the pressure it breaks and expands. It messes everything up."
Utility workers responded to the call that came in around 4 p.m. trying to shutoff water valves to stop the flooding.
Water continued into the streets for hours.
Workers on the scene tell me the cause of the bust is unknown and they'll have to see the pipe before they will know.
"We're going to have to dig it out and see what the problem is. If it's just a little whole we'll just put a clamp on it. It' it's a split we're going to have to put a new piece in it."
Later Monday night, utility workers broke up the risen asphalt and waters continues to gush from underneath the pavement.
As of right now, utilities workers do not know how long the road will be closed and say they cannot find the valve to turn off the water.
Multiple calls to the utilities department went unreturned.