Road reopened following Affton water main break

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 4 at 5:35 PM

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) -- A water main break resulted in a large sinkhole opening up in a residential area of Affton, Missouri Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities tell News 4 a 12-inch break opened up in a water main located in the 8600 block of Valcour Avenue around 12 p.m.  As a result, a large sinkhole formed, severely damaging the road. The road was shut down overnight.

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At least one home had a large amount of water in its basement.

Missouri American Water is on the scene and working to assess the situation.  There is no word on when water will be restored in the area.

 

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