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Over 50 water line breaks in Kansas City through first 2 weeks of 2018

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KC Water officials say a 12-inch main broke in the area. (KCTV5) KC Water officials say a 12-inch main broke in the area. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A water main break closed roads in Brookside early Thursday morning.

The break happened before 4:15 a.m. in the area of Oak and 63rd Streets.

KC Water officials say a 12-inch main broke in the area.

Water covered the area and flowed down nearby streets.

Scott Meinke, the owner of Heirloom Bakery and Hearth, says the break is detrimental to his business because they are without water and won’t be able to open their doors. Meinke also said he lives about eight blocks from the bakery and did not have water at his home.

"We didn’t have any water issues until the break happened. But of course, when you come to work at three in the morning, it kind of throws a wrench in everything if you don’t have any water," Meinke said.

He said he noticed water coming out of the road on Monday. 

“It was trickling down and there and it was freezing on the road, so the road was pretty slick all week since the temperatures were so cold," he said. "We didn’t have any water issues until the break happened."

At homes in the area, flooding was reported. One home saw at least two feet of water in their basement.

Officials have not said how many people are without water but they have turned off water services.

Oak Street was closed from 63rd Street to 63rd Terrace. It has reopened but officials have taped off a small portion where the break damaged the road. It is expected to completely reopen on Tuesday.

It's unclear if the weather was to blame for the break. 

From January 1-14, there have been 53 water line breaks. 

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