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Update: After water main break, portion of Nall Avenue to shut down for several days

Geyser of water closes intersection at 95th and Nall

A broken water main sprayed a column of water into the air at 95th Street and Nall Avenue Monday. City workers closed the intersection to traffic.
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A broken water main sprayed a column of water into the air at 95th Street and Nall Avenue Monday. City workers closed the intersection to traffic.

Update: Nall Avenue between 95th and 97th Streets will remain closed for the next several days as water utility crews work to replace a broken water main and repair residual street damage.

A water main break in Overland Park sent a column of water shooting high into the air near 95th Street and Nall Avenue Monday and closed the intersection to traffic.

Authorities said the break and the resulting geyser of water have shut down Nall Avenue between 95th and 97th streets.

“There was a huge geyser coming from the ground.” said Theresa Spencer, an area resident. “Just water spewing out of that hole for like, ever.”

The water utility company WaterOne said it had crews on site working on repairs and that the work could take several hours.

The incident, WaterOne said, was caused by a break in an 8-inch water main below the street.

A nearby grocery store, Sprouts Farmers Market, was the only business or residence to lose water service due to the break, thought Water One officials say service should be restored in time for the store’s opening at 7 a.m. tomorrow.

No injuries have been reported.

Aaron Randle is the Star’s “Divided City” enterprise reporter, tasked with exploring the cultural intersections that shape — and divide — Kansas City and Kansas Citians.

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