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Water main break still affecting people

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IS BEING DONE TO FIX THE BREAK >> Reporter: WE ARE AT 610 AND THE GOOD NEWS IS THE WATER HAS STARTED TO RECEIVE AND YOU CAN SEE IT HAS REALLY RECEDED WITH THIS ENTIRE AREA THAT WAS UNDERWATER INCLUDING SOME VEHICLES JUST LIKE JOHN'S

THIS IS HIS CORVETTE AND YOU CAN SEE THIS IS THE WATER LINE THAT ROSE JUST ABOUT FIVE MINUTES AND HE ACTUALLY HAD TO PUSH WITH THE HELP OF OTHERS HIS CAR APPEAR TO HIGHER GROUND AND WATER STARTED COMING INSIDE OF HIS VEHICLE THERE WERE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT HAD TO BE RESCUED FROM THEIR CAR AND THREE IN ALL THEY SAID THEY WERE 12 OR 15 CARS THAT WERE IMPACTED BY ALL THIS AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SAID THEY HAD TO EVACUATE PEOPLE FROM SOME OF THEIR HOMES BECAUSE OF THE RISING WATERS THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT WE KNOW THAT WATER IS BEING PUMPED OUT ON THE FREEWAY BUT THERE COULD BE SOME TIME BEFORE THAT IS ADDRESSED AND THEY ALSO SAY THEY HAVE IDENTIFIED THE AREA AND ARE WORKING TO FIX IT BUT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A 96 INCH LINE THAT IS A HUGE BREAK

JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF HOW MUCH WATER THAT IS, THAT IS ABOUT 40 OR 50% OF THE WATER THAT COMES INTO THE CITY OF HOUSTON WHICH IS WHY IT WAS SUCH A MESS JOHN IS GRATEFUL HE IS OKAY AND HERE IS WHAT HE SAID TO US MINUTES AGO >> THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT OF WATER WHICH LOOKED UNUSUAL BUT THEN IT KEPT GOING AND ALL OF A SUDDEN INTERRUPTED LIKE A BIG WATER HAMMER AND IT WENT MAYBE 15 FEET IN THE AIR NOBODY MOVED IT CAME UP SO FAST AND IT WAS INCREDIBLE

IT IS AN EIGHT FOOT DIAMETER PIKE THAT BROKE >> Reporter: AGAIN, THIS BREAK HAPPENED HOURS AGO BUT AS YOU CAN SEE, THE ROAD IS STILL CLOSED AND THE FREEWAY IS CLOSED AND THAT HAS CREATED A HUGE PROBLEM THE TOW TRUCK DRIVER CAN'T GET HERE TO HELP TOW HIS CAR SO HE IS STILL WAITING AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE STILL DEALING WITH THE AFTERMATH THAT COULD BE EIGHT HOURS FROM THE INITIAL TIME THAT THE

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