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Jackson crews tackle rupturing water lines again

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Freezing temperatures are again affect Jackson's aging water system.

While making repairs on Lakeland Drive Sunday Public Works Crews discovered another major water line break near I-55.

Vehicles rush by on I-55 at a slightly faster pace than the water rushing from the most recent water line break, a rupture city crews tackled Sunday in a wooded area near St. Dominic's Hospital.

Pre-dawn temperatures dropped to 29 degrees, the ideal condition for breaks in the city's already weary water system.

A giant hole filled with water formed near the break.

Several pools collected in the woods and flowed toward a culvert along the interstate near Lakeland Drive just before the Woodrow Wilson exit ramp.

Public Works Crews discovered the giant break while making a scheduled repair on Lakeland Drive.

The City of Jackson was replacing a water valve at the intersection Sunday when they discovered the nearby rushing water.

"We agreed with Saint Dominic to do the work today to least impact traffic in the area. Meanwhile crews discovered another break in the woods," said Jackson City Spokesman Chris Mims.

Mims said the break should not affect service to the hospital.

Public Works Crews were repairing the water valve that disrupted traffic December fifth.

The break at I-55 South and the Lakeland ramp intersection affected motorists in morning rush hour traffic.

Police worked the scene as water broke through the pavement in several locations.

As winter approaches crews hope not to see a repeat of constant emergency repairs throughout the city.

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