Crews still working on water main break near Utica Square


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Reported by: Eddie Randle
Updated: 2/09 8:23 am Published: 2/09 7:04 am


Crews were still working Sunday morning to fix one of the largest of several water main breaks the city has dealt with in the past day.

Water started spreading across the road Saturday afternoon, near 21st Street and Wheeling Avenue between St. John Medical Center and Utica Square.

Crews have worked through the night and police are urging drivers to stay away from the area. Almost every entrance has been blocked off due to a 16-inch water main break. The break caused water to gush out of the ground and crews were worried the road could collapse.

Water was swirling and gushing out of the road.

People told FOX23 News that it looked like a scene out of a movie.

One police officer said in his 16 years of service he has never seen a break this big on one of Tulsa's main roads.

Police said people saw water on the road and thought they could make it through, but police said when water is flooding areas it's best to find another route.

This is just one of almost two dozen water line breaks Tulsa crews have faced in the last day; Twenty-first Street from Yorktown to Utica is still closed.

Officials said St. John Medical Center was not impacted, but some businesses like Wendy's and Goldie's were affected.


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