Water Main Break Floods Southeast San Jose Roadway

Crews were working Wednesday afternoon to repair a water main break near a senior community in San Jose, a fire spokesman said.

Fire crews were notified of the main break around 12:40 p.m. on westbound The Villages Parkway and Hounds Estates, San Jose fire Capt. Cleo Doss said. Crews from the San Jose Municipal Water System were at the scene working to shut off service in the area, Doss said.

The flow of water was stronger earlier in the afternoon but lessened as of about 2:30 p.m., according to Doss.The break is outside the gate to an elderly community for people ages 55 and older, he said.

About 90,000 gallons of water were lost as of about 3:30 p.m., authorities said.

No evacuations have been called for homes or businesses in the area, according to Doss. About 20 customers were without water while the pipe was being repaired.

The intersection is closed and traffic is being diverted to Hounds and Silver Estates, he said.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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