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Water main break causes flooding at south St. Louis intersection

Buder Elementary School is located nearby

ST. LOUIS — A water main break is causing flooding along a south St. Louis street, and about 20 residents are without water service Tuesday.

The water main break near Macklind and Sutherland avenues started as a small leak last week, a city water employee told 5 On Your Side. Crews started working to repair it on Monday and the 12-inch main "blew out" Monday night, causing the flooding.

Video shot by a 5 On Your Side photojournalist shows the water eroded part of the roadway. Crews closed that part of the road.

Buder Elementary School is located nearby. Crews had hoped to fix the issue before school started, but it likely will not be repaired until Tuesday afternoon.

This is a developing story and will be updated as 5 On Your Side receives more information.

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