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Water main break floods Sheppard Road in Jackson

A water main break flooded Sheppard Road Sunday morning. Source: WLBT A water main break flooded Sheppard Road Sunday morning. Source: WLBT
A water main break flooded Sheppard Road Sunday morning. Source: WLBT A water main break flooded Sheppard Road Sunday morning. Source: WLBT
A water main break flooded Sheppard Road Sunday morning. Source: WLBT A water main break flooded Sheppard Road Sunday morning. Source: WLBT
A water main break flooded Sheppard Road Sunday morning. Source: WLBT A water main break flooded Sheppard Road Sunday morning. Source: WLBT
A water main break flooded Sheppard Road Sunday morning. Source: WLBT A water main break flooded Sheppard Road Sunday morning. Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A water main break sent water spewing out on Sheppard Road for hours Sunday, leaving homeowners fearful the water might damage their property.

Resident Hattie Mae Phillips, whose yard and driveway were flooded from the water main, says she was about to head out to church when she realized there was a bit of an obstacle in her way.

"The water was just coming up, and I thought, 'Oh, I can't go to church,' said Phillips. "Next thing, it started coming up the drive." said Phillips.

For hours, water flooded the road, slowly creeping up closer and closer to Phillips' home.

"It's going back into the back. It's gonna be all over that yard, that yard, and probably the next one," exclaimed Phillips. "And if it keeps coming, it's going to go up into the house!"

Dave Carr came over to paint his sister's house and saw the water erupt out from the ground.

"I came here, and then in five minutes, everything was just chaotic," said Carr.

One resident said she called the city to report the break and was told there may be a delay because it's a Sunday, so the city didn't know how long it would take to get workers out to help.

Carr's sister also called.

"She tried to call. She called like three or four times and couldn't get through. But they did next door, though," said Carr.

A neighbor said before Sunday morning, there were no signs that the water main was about to rupture and there was no damage to the road whatsoever.

When it broke, the water line cracked an enormous pit into the asphalt.

"I really didn't even know how to get in there, the water was coming up so high," said Carr. "I just barely could get in the driveway. She was worried about it getting in her house. I was worried about my car collapsing, and falling through the concrete."

Workers were able to finally shut off the water and start pounding into the ground; but now people living in the area, like Phillips, are worried that this water line might not be the only problem.

"I don't know what's going on with it," said Phillips. "It's always happening!"

For now though, Phillips and Carr are just happy the water never made it into their homes.

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