Brockton cleans up after major water main break

BROCKTON, MASS. (WHDH) - A large water main break sent water and debris shooting into the air in Brockton Wednesday morning.

The break happened at around 11 a.m. on West Elm at Belmont Avenue. Officials said traffic and heavy equipment being used to resurface the road are the likely causes behind the 150-year-old pipe breaking underground.

The water began to seep through the soft new road surface before exploding like a geyser, sending water gushing 30 feet into the air. Water and rocky debris went flying, leaving several cars in the area with broken windows.

Around 30 residents have lost water temporarily.

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