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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A water main break is caused headaches for drivers on Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach.
The break happened underneath 174th Street, closing the westbound lanes. Southbound traffic on Collins Avenue was restricted to one lane.
“It’s been really crazy down here today. I’m trying to get to work, it’s been very slow, very slow,” said one woman.
On a normal day, the area is already is very congested. Southbound traffic was slow and with a lane closed at 174th Street, it made getting around very difficult.
“It’s horrible, the traffic is unbearable,” said Alice Grossman. “It’s really awful. I’m going to go home, get into my pajamas, and go to sleep.”
Water from the broken line shot into the air like a fountain, flooding the streets. Plus, the broken main caused another problem.
“This morning I woke up and said, something’s wrong, no water,” said Eduardo Gallo. “My apartment has no water.”
A crew from the city’s water department, immediately went to work, digging up the street so they could get to the broken pipe.
Water service was restored around 3:30 p.m. North Miami Beach has issued a precautionary boil water notice for all residential and commercial buildings along 174th Street when the water is restored.