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Water main break shocks drivers as they pass by

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Some drivers had a watery obstacle to deal with Tuesday afternoon.

A water main broke near Old Hammond Highway and O'Neal Lane around 1 p.m. The Eastside Fire Department was able to get the problem under control.

Officials with Baton Rouge Water Company said breaks happen from time to time. In this case, they said it is believed the rupture occurred as a result of increased water flow.

They added fire hydrants were being tested in the Sherwood area, which likely caused some increased pressure in the line. Officials said the break only impacted four or so customers.

Officials reported the fire hydrant testing is directly related to the city's fire rating. Baton Rouge has had a class 1 ranking since 1980.

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