Crews work overnight to repair water main break in Mesa

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
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MESA, Ariz. -- Crews worked throughout the night and into Saturday morning to fix a water main break which flooded a Mesa street and residential property.

The 8-inch water main runs through the front yard of a home near Longmore and Pueblo Avenue.

"The water, it was pretty high. It was probably 4 feet high," said resident Chris Bailey. "Coming out, it was like a little geyser almost. It flowed out this way. Thank God for the city because the city, they saved us. Our house would have been drenched."

Crews knocked down part of a wall around the home to drain the water into the street, and the city shut off four valves. The pipe was repaired by about 4 a.m. Saturday.

Some water spilled into the home, but the family was able to clean it up and stay in the home Friday night.

Longmore was closed overnight from Southern Avenue to Broadway Road, and Pueblo Avenue was closed east and west of Longmore.