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WATCH: Ruptured water line creates geyser in Richmond

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Posted at 10:32 PM, May 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-18 22:32:19-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — Richmond utility crews responded to a ruptured water line that gushed high into the air shortly before noon Sunday.

Officials said a contractor was digging along Lynhaven Avenue and Royall Avenue on the city’s South Side when his machinery clipped a water main making a small hole.

Pressure built underneath the street causing the water to spew up from the ground.

People living nearby said they were warned that the pipe was about to burst.

A CBS 6 viewer captured video of the chaos. She said all streets were blocked off as crews tried to shut off the water.