DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A two-block stretch of Clairmont Road near Chamblee remains closed more than 10 hours after a massive water main break Saturday morning.
The 3900 block of Clairmont Road is closed between Airport Road and Wingate Road as a result of the 30-inch water main break.
DeKalb County spokesman Burke Brennan said water service has been shut off in several nearby neighborhoods while repairs are being made.
Brennan said it will take "several hours" to repair the water main break, which left major sidewalk and street damage to the affected area.
DeKalb County Watershed Management crews started working on the project at about 6 a.m. Brennan told Channel 2's Shae Rozzi, who arrived at the scene around 4 p.m., that crews had not began fixing the water main because they first have to clear out the water to determine how the pipe broke.
Channel 2's Amanda Cook reported from Clairmont Road earlier, where she saw water gushing at the feet of repair crews. It was also running down the street, over curbs, into the nearby dirt and down a side street.
Barricades were put up to block off the road, but Cook saw Chamblee police directing drivers to an alternate route.
Brennan said the age of the pipe might be attributed to the water break.
Residents, meanwhile, are trying to make the best out of an inconvenient situation.
"Maybe no shower today!" joked Luis Jimenez.
Brennan said crews will stay until the water is cleared and repair are done.
Check back for updates.
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