Water main break floods 7th Ave. & Indian School

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Seventh Avenue south of Indian School Road is closed due to a water main break that flooded the area early Friday morning.

Crews managed to get the water turned off just minutes after 6 a.m., but not before thousands of gallon of water gushed into the street. The break was reported at about 5:45 a.m.

Cars that were driving in the area at the time were damaged by flying debris, including pieces of asphalt. Others vehicles drove on the wrong side of the road to avoid the fountain of water that was spurting 10 to 15 feet into the air.

It's not clear what caused the break, but video from the scene showed what appeared to be a buckle in the road right in the middle of Seventh Avenue in front of the Taco Bell.

The bulk of that water had drained away by 6:30 a.m.

Crews will spend the next several hours doing repairs. It's not yet clear how long that might take.

Water department officials say they have not had any reports of outages from resident who live in the area. They're not yet sure who might be affected by their having to turn off the water at that main.