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A late night water break in the Village of Wauwatosa Jan. 21 created a geyser-like effect in the middle of a road.

Water Superintendent for the city of Wauwatosa Jim Wojcehowicz said crews received a report around 11:30 p.m. Jan. 21 of water coming out of the roadway at 7524 State St.

"There wasn't much water to start with," he said, adding later on, water worked its way out through a previous excavation area.

The water main was installed in 1897 and is up for replacement later this year, he said.

Despite the break, traffic was still able to flow in both directions, Wojcehowicz said.

Water was back in place for all affected customers by 8 a.m. Jan. 22, but Wojcehowicz said there was some cleanup required. He estimated about 10 cubic yards of stone and soil were washed up out of the ground.

The water superintendent said the water main break was not related to ongoing work with the State Street Station project, which conducted demolition work this week about a block away from the incident.

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