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Cold temperatures cause water main breaks in U-City, Richmond Heights

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By Elizabeth Eisele By Elizabeth Eisele

(KMOV.com) – Multiple crews responded to two water main breaks in the St. Louis area this weekend as the cold temperatures put major pressure on the pipes.

The first break occurred at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Vernon in University City around 9 p.m. Saturday. Crews said the flowing water buckled Vernon Street. Residents told News 4, they called Missouri American Water when the break happened, but no one responded until midnight. Crews say a temporary patch will be put in place today and will be replaced in the future. Any roads closed during the incident are scheduled to be reopened around 5:00 p.m.

The second break happened in Richmond Heights near Clayton and Concordia. Crews stopped the water Sunday morning, but had yet to figure out which pipe caused the break. Residents' water should be back on by 3:00 p.m and a patch will be put in place around 5:00 p.m. 

Areas affected by the break are expected to be driveable by morning.

Stay tuned to News 4 and KMOV.com for more information.   

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