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ROAD CLOSED: SE 14th Water Main Break

Posted on: 4:17 pm, November 14, 2013, by

se 14th water main break

A water main break has closed a major Des Moines intersection Thursday afternoon.

The main broke at around 1:30 p.m. on Southeast 14th and Hartford Avenue closing the latter west of SE 14th.

One lane of SE 14th is also closed.

Des Moines Water Works say the cause could be due to the infrastructure aging coupled with the season’s lower temperatures.

Authorities are asking drivers to avoid the area until 8 p.m.

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  • Oh this is looking really really worst. it also occurred at my place Howard Beach caused what is called a “waterhammer effect,” which is a loud noise that occurs when water flow is turned off.

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