MURRAY, Utah – A water main broke and sent water shooting up out of the middle of the street in a Murray neighborhood Monday afternoon.
The incident occurred near the area of 5500 South and 1100 West around 5 p.m. City officials were able to get the water flow stopped around 5:30 p.m.
Water can be seen in the video above shooting 30 to 40 feet into the air. Rocks, concrete and other debris were also blasted into the air. It was not a manhole or other cover that broke; the force of the water ruptured the asphalt.
The 12-inch water main was carrying culinary water. The cause of the rupture has not been determined.
Police are diverting traffic in the area.
The water was flowing into a nearby storm drain, which empties into the Jordan River.