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Shreveport responds to second water main break in two days

This is how deep the water was Monday in parts of the Ellerbe Estates area. (Source: Russell Semon) This is how deep the water was Monday in parts of the Ellerbe Estates area. (Source: Russell Semon)
A city worker says the water main repair should be completed by Monday night. A city worker says the water main repair should be completed by Monday night.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

The City of Shreveport has sent a crew to fix its second major water main break in two days, the latest happening Monday afternoon on Ellerbe Road.

The break flooded much of the 10010 block of Ferry Creek Drive with knee-high water, causing low to no water pressure at several homes in the Ellerbe Woods community.

City workers at the scene say repairing the break will take several hours and won't be completed until Monday night.

The repair could be a temporary one just to get water back into homes until the city can schedule a time to make permanent repairs.

That's how the city's streets and drainage department handled the water main break that happened on Sunday in the Allendale neighborhood.

Workers temporarily stopped the water from flowing in a water main break on Dunlap Street, where a 24-inch line had ruptured, sending torrents of water through the streets and into Saint Mary's Church on Kenneth Street.

The repairs were made but they might not hold. So, workers will schedule a water shutoff in the coming days to make more extensive repairs to the main in Allendale.

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