Water spews after cable work crew hits main near Beltway 8

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A water main spewed like a geyser for more than an hour on Wembley at Lancelot near the Beltway

A water main spewed like a geyser for more than an hour on Wembley at Lancelot near Beltway 8 this morning in southwest Houston.

The main broke in the 12100 block of Wembley after an AT&T contracted work crew were installing cable when they inadvertently hit the pipe in someone's yard.

Resident William Lewis said, "I thought the rain was gone, but...it's a mess. We've had street flooding, but nothing of that nature."
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A water main broke near Beltway 8 today. Jeff Ehling reports.


City workers arrived on the scene, and said the pipe was fractured. The hole caused by the water main break is about two feet in circumference. We're told a 12-inch water line was hit during digging. In addition to that pipe, 24-inch and 16-inch pipes are also underground, and were turned off to determine the exact source of the break.

The water service was restored once crews fixed the hole in the pipe. Public Works told Eyewitness News the water is safe and residents do not need to boil their water.
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