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Lindbergh Water Main Break Closes North and Southbound Lanes, Expected to Last 8 Hours

The Hazelwood Section of the road near Queen Ann Drive is very dangerous due to a mix of water and freezing temperatures.

---3 p.m. Update: Missouri American Water said the break has been fixed. Traffic is moving along North Lindbergh again.        

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---8 a.m. Update: The water main break has the center lane closed both northbound and southbound North Lindbergh at Queen Ann Drive.

The incident was reported at 5:34 a.m.

The closure is expected to last 8 hours, according to MoDOT's traveler map.

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The Missouri Department of Transportation (MDOT) is urging North County drivers to avoid North Lindbergh on the second morning of the New Year due a water main rupture this.

According to MoDOT, the break happened in the southbound lanes of North Lindbergh Boulevard near the intersection of Queen Ann Drive in the City of Hazelwood.

Missouri American Water is at the scene working to repair the water line.

The break released an explosion of water onto the roadway that also turned to ice, according to MoDOT, which is also said the road is damaged and multiple lanes in the area are closed due to the hazardous conditions.

No approximate reopen time has been released.

Katie January 02, 2013 at 02:42 PM
I turned around and went down Charbonier - There is a pretty big break that apparently had just occurred at Charbonier and Ocala, too!
Candace Jarrett January 02, 2013 at 02:57 PM
Oh no! I think the single digit temps are testing our pipes and letting us know which need to be replaced. Rather, the weather is forcing us to replace the worst ones, lol.
Katie January 02, 2013 at 03:13 PM
The Charbonier break is less than half a block from the one on Charbonier just over a week ago! Our water is still cloudy and tastes funny.
Candace Jarrett January 02, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Yuck. I had no idea. Did Florissant or St. Louis County respond?
Gabrielle January 02, 2013 at 04:15 PM
We've got no water here at all this morning. Now I know why:-(
Candace Jarrett January 02, 2013 at 04:27 PM
Sorry to hear that Gabrielle. It wil be several more hours before they cut it back on.
Ashley January 02, 2013 at 06:31 PM
I was lucky enough to get caught in the Lindbergh mess this morning. Ugh....is all I will say.

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