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Crews work through night to repair water main

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CLACKAMAS, OR (KPTV) -

A water main snapped and sent gallons of water pouring onto a busy street.

Monday night, it left many in the area without water.

Seven hours after the first calls of water pouring onto the road came in, crews continued to work.

They said what makes the break so tough to fix is that a cast iron pipe cracked horizontally.

That's also why it took seemingly no time at all to flood part of 82nd Drive in Clackamas.

Crews think it could be caused by weather.

They said when it cools down and the ground starts to shift, older pipes, like the one that burst Monday afternoon, become susceptible.

The water flooded into a trailer court just behind the break.

Neighbors snapped pictures of driveways flooded and water as high as trailer porches.

Until the main is repaired, most in that area are without water service.

"Our water got shut off about four hours ago, it seems like. The first thing I did when I got home was jump in the shower because I knew it was going to get shut off, and took some necessary steps," neighbor Kody Foust said. "I got some water in some water in some buckets and got prepared just in case it was going to be shut off for the night."

Crews prepared to work until water service is again up and running. They said that will most likely be sometime in the early morning.

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