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Investigation underway following massive Middletown water main break

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Crews work to repair a water main break in Middletown on Wednesday. (WFSB photo) Crews work to repair a water main break in Middletown on Wednesday. (WFSB photo)
MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) -

An investigation continues into what caused a huge water main break that affected much of the city of Middletown.

Crews said they believe it was connected to a recent power outage which may have caused fractures in the pipe.

It had been installed in 1965.

The break happened off of Silver Mine Road near the Rushford Center and Connecticut Valley Hospital.

It spilled hundreds of thousands of gallons of water on Wednesday.

See photos of the break here.

Schools in Middletown, which had been closed for the day, reopened on Thursday.

Businesses and hospitals said they'll be back to normal operations on Thursday as well.

"We've deal with disasters before but we never had a loss of water before but we were able to handle it," said David Jiuffrida, Middlesex Hospital.

Officials said if customers' water still appears cloudy, let the tap run for a few seconds and it should clear up.

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