Video: Water main break floods Oakland neighborhood

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(KRON) — A water main break in Oakland has swamped streets and home owner’s yards along Fruitvale Avenue off of Interstate 580.

East Bay MUD crews are attempting to repair a 10-foot section of a 16-inch pipe that ruptured about 9 a.m. Friday.

The break sent large amounts of water down Montana Street and onto Adell Court.

Other property damage has been reported as well, but the extent is still unclear.

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The water main break has traffic along Dimond Avenue being re-routed.

A sinkhole has opened up where the pipe burst.

About 10 homes and two apartment buildings have been without water since 9:15 a.m.

The cause of the break is still under investigation, EBMUD spokeswoman Andrea Pook said.

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