Water Main break, pieces of asphalt lifted by force of water

2800 bl S Connecticut in the Kelsey Norman Neighborhood
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Water pushes up through the pavement in the 2800-2900 block of S Connecticut on October 10, 2022.

JOPLIN, Mo. — Just before 9:30 p.m. Monday night reports of South Connecticut near 29th Street water was flooding the street.

Witnesses on the scene tell us the asphalt was lifted up as water was pushing from below ground.

On scene we learn from Joplin Police they had notified Missouri American Water and City of Joplin Public Works.

Neighbors near the leak told us crews had been working in the same area earlier today (Monday) morning on a much smaller leak.

It’s unknown how long it will take to repair the leak as crews were arriving to assess the issue.

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