Water main break causes street collapse in University City

A road near Belleville will be closed for another day or two as crews clear debris from a train derailment.

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) - A water main break is being blamed for the collapse of a street and a small natural gas leak in suburban St. Louis.

The break happened about 9 p.m. Wednesday on Canton Avenue in University City. The rush of water from the main break eroded ground around a piece of construction equipment. The road collapsed and the equipment fell into a hole and struck a gas line.

Officials say no evacuations were necessary and the leak is being monitored.

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