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Pipe bursts in downtown Johnson City, sending water gushing high

September 23rd, 2013 4:01 pm by Staff report

Pipe bursts in downtown Johnson City, sending water gushing high

A geyser can be seen here at the intersection of State of Franklin Road and South Roan Street. (Photo contributed by Justin Tipton)

A section of downtown was flooded this afternoon after what appears to be a 12-inch water pipe burst, causing a geyser of water to erupt high into the sky.

A broken water line near Roan Street and State of Franklin Road has temporarily disrupted businesses and halted downtown construction. 

Public Works Department employees are in the process of shutting down water flow and installing a new valve near the break. The number of water customers affected are not known at this time, according to Johnson City's Community Relations Department.

The water spout in one of the photos contributed by a Johnson City Press reader was shooting as high as a two-story building. Other photos showed the water flooding along Market and Main streets.

Check below for some additional photos.

Additional Photos

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