FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Fort Worth Water Department crews responded to a large water main break on the city’s east side Thursday evening.
It happened in the 10000 block of Green River Trail near Bridge Street shortly before 5:45 p.m.
Water from the 10-inch line could be seen spraying more than 100 feet into the air.
A homeowner told CBS 11 water got inside his home.
“My backyard, inside of my house is flooded pretty good. Just trying to assess the damage right now and see what we can do about it” said the homeowner, Adrian Durand.
Fort Worth Water Department crews got the main shut off in about an hour.
It will be a long process to get things fixed, a spokesperson said.
They have to get the water off, dig up the street and make repairs and then put everything back together.
No word on how many customers are without water.
Water main breaks are fairly common in North Texas when the temperature rises into the triple digits.