Water rescues following huge water main break in Houston

A huge water main break caused flooding along a Houston freeway and several nearby roads today. Officials say the 96-inch water main ruptured at mid-day. The water flooded IH-610 East Loop at Clinton Drive. Some motorists were stuck in the high water and had to be rescued. Houston water officials say a main line ruptured causing the flooding as well as a widespread water outage. The University of Houston, Texas Southern and Houston Community College cancelled classes as a result of the water outage. Houston officials have activated the Emergency Operations Center while crews deal with the issue.

Photo: Houston Fire Department

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