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Water main break floods Northwest Dallas streets

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A water main break flooded streets in a Northwest Dallas neighborhood Monday afternoon. FOX4 has been told it could take until Tuesday morning before it gets repaired.

A 24-inch diameter pipe located in the 9900 block of Marsh Lane burst shortly before 5 p.m. Monday,  flooding streets and potentially damaging some homes near the water main.

"I was cooking in my kitchen, so I think it sounds like when it's raining, and I come out and I watch and say 'what happened'? I was scared because the water is really high," said nearby homeowner Maria Soto.

Once Jose Hernandez got to his house, he joked about welcoming the extra moisture for his green grass. "It's free, I gotta take advantage," he said.

City of Dallas crews were able to turn the water off, but repairs are estimated to take 12 to 16 hours. A limited number of nearby residents will be without water service during the repairs. As far as drinking water goes, crews are going to try to patch fire hydrant water so residents will have something Monday night and Tuesday morning.

City crews say they will work through the night. They have been working in the area for the past few weeks but don't believe that's what caused this break.

The flooding disrupted traffic on Marsh Lane for several blocks during rush hour.

Dallas Fire Rescue reported no injuries or major damage to any homes.

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