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Water Main Break in Barre

Barre, Vermont - June 7, 2009

Public works crews in Barre continue emergency repairs on a water main break that has left thousands without water.

A dispatcher in the city's emergency services center estimated more than half the city was without water. It happened at the intersection of Park and Tremont streets around 11:00 p.m. Saturday night. No word yet on what caused the water main to break.

Neighbors said water gushed down the hill. "The water was bubbling out of the road," said Ron Guppy, whose home overlooks the burst pipe. "It was going down Park Street in torrents. It kind of looked like the Mississippi River."

Homes in that neighborhood did have water. Residents there attributed that to a recent renovation that installed low-pressure pipes to their homes.

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