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Water Main Break Repaired After Geyser Ripped Through Road

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

The water main break happened about 4:45 p.m. Thursday on Jamaica near Colfax Ave. Crews finished the repairs about 3 a.m. Friday.

All water was restored to customers although at one point there were more than a dozen apartment buildings with interrupted service.

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)

Jamaica was reopened to traffic but repairs will continue for another week.

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.

What caused the break is being investigated.

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