Water main break causes street collapse in University City

2 years 2 weeks 1 day ago Thursday, October 27 2016 Oct 27, 2016 Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:16:00 AM CDT October 27, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

UNIVERSITY CITY (AP) — A water main break is being blamed for the collapse of a street and a small natural gas leak in suburban St. Louis.

The break happened about 9 p.m. Wednesday on Canton Avenue in University City.

The rush of water from the main break eroded ground around a piece of construction equipment. The road collapsed and the equipment fell into a hole and struck a gas line.

Officials say no evacuations were necessary and the leak is being monitored.

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