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Water Main Break Sends Gallons Gushing Into Air

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AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)- A water main break sent thousands of gallons of water through the pavement and into the air in Aurora Thursday afternoon.

The water main break happened about 4:45 p.m. on Jamaica near Colfax Ave.

The break sent water gushing through the pavement and into the air until Aurora Water could shut down the line.

YouReporter Martha Diera sent in this picture of the water main break on Jamaica. (credit: Martha Diera)

YouReporter Martha Diera sent in this picture of the water main break on Jamaica. (credit: Martha Diera)

Greg Baker with Aurora Water said residents in 13 apartment buildings were left without water for a time until crews brought in an alternative source for water.

Water was restored but residents were encouraged not to shower during repairs. They could flush toilets and the water was safe to drink.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Repairs to the water main could last until 2 a.m. Friday but crews were working to get water restored to everyone as quickly as possible.

What caused the break is being investigated.

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