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City continues to respond to water breaks

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Posted at 2:37 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 15:37:59-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — With the area now gradually moving away from freezing temperatures, city utility workers are continuing to repair water lines throughout area neighborhoods.

Oak Park’s Retama Avenue, for example, was practically flooded with water this Friday morning.

“The water was actually gushing over the trees,” said resident Jimmy Rodriguez, who added the incident started around 11 p.m. “It’s calmed down a little bit, but it’s still quite a gush — I know we’re losing a lot of water.”

Rodriguez said he sent images of those intense water gushes to the city.

“I know that they have been working on water breaks nonstop for several days now,” a spokeswoman for the city of Corpus Christi said.

A city employee told KRIS 6 News they responded to the area around 10 a.m. They expect it the area to be clear around 2-3 p.m.

As of 12:45 p.m., the water has since drastically receded, crews are now covering up the hole of the break.