Milford water main break shoots geyser three stories in the air

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MILFORD -- Milford police said a water main break has been fixed and the scene cleared as of around 3:15 a.m. Monday.

Emergency crews were on the scene of the water main break, that caused a geyser to shoot three stories into the air.

The break happened on Helwig Street at around 5 p.m. Sunday. Police were advising people to avoid Factory Lane and High Street south of Broad Street.

Police, Emergency Medical services, Fire, DEEP, and New Haven Regional Water were all at the scene.

The New Haven Regional Water Authority spokesperson said a 12-inch water main broke and nine buildings were impacted. The cause is still unknown.