Durham Police Department and fire crews were on the scene at the intersection of Dowd Street and Alston Avenue in the Old Five Points district. Water was shooting several feet into the air and flooding the yard of a home across the street.
Cones were put out on nearby Alston Avenue and caution tape was up around the intersection.
Durham fire department just showed up to investigate a possible gas leak. While we were on scene we got a strong whiff of gas. DPD called in the DFD to make sure there’s no leak #abc11 pic.twitter.com/id8CLInrKb— Morgan Norwood (@MorganABC11) February 13, 2020
A representative for City of Durham Water Management said a 6 inch water main burst, sending water gushing onto the street for hours. Customers along Dowd Street between N. Alston Ave and Hanover St were without water until about 12 p.m., when crews finished repairs.