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Dozens of homes without water following main break in Hartford

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Crews repair a water main break in Hartford. (WFSB photo) Crews repair a water main break in Hartford. (WFSB photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Nearly 30 homes were without water following a water main break in Hartford Friday morning.

According to the Metropolitan District Commission, the 8 inch main on Victoria Road broke and was shutdown around 2:30 a.m. Twenty-nine homes were affected.

However, service was restored around 6:35 a.m. 

Crews were repairing the break between George Street and Campfield Avenue.

That area was expected to reopen to traffic around 9 a.m.

MDC officials said during springtime, large fluctuations in temperature, like very cold nights and warm days, can create subsurface conditions that could contribute to a water main break. However, they also said breaks tend to be less frequent in the milder months.

They said the main was first installed in 1927.

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