TULSA - Tulsa city crews are on the scene of a water main break that occurred Monday morning in east Tulsa.
According to a city spokesperson, a 48-inch line broke at the intersection of 61st Street and 92 East Avenue, causing the 61st Street to be closed between Memorial and Mingo.
Crews are digging down to the location of the break where they will shut off the water -- a process expected to take a couple of hours.
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At that time, they will assess damage, cause and estimate the repair time.
In the meantime, the city will use other lines to pressurize the system.
The break caused flooding of the street and surrounding area, prompting the Tulsa Fire Department at the scene to help evacuate several homes and businesses.
Mingo Valley Christian School announced it is closing at noon to allow time for repairs. Initially the school had planned to remain closed Tuesday but after receiving new information officials announced classes will resume Tuesday morning.
The Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St., and Helmerich Library, 5131 E. 91st St., are closed for the remainder of the day. Current plans are to reopen Tuesday for regular hours of operation.
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