Burst water main covers street in debris

17:50, Dec 02 2012
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The intersection of Ghuznee and Victoria Sts, where a water main burst.
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The intersection of Ghuznee and Victoria Sts, where a water main burst.
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The intersection of Ghuznee and Victoria Sts, where a water main burst.

A burst water main has spewed chunks of dirt, rubble and ceramic across a Wellington CBD intersection.

Police central communications shift commander Bruce Mackay said the water main, at the intersection of Victoria and Ghuznee streets, burst before 6am.

An officer at the scene said the main had been "fairly gushing" when police arrived.

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THERE SHE BLOWS: The intersection of Ghuznee and Victoria Sts, where a water main burst.

Some of the chunks dislodged were as large as footballs.

It is the second time the main has burst - it occurred in almost the same location in September this year during rush hour.

Cars traveling down Victoria St were turned back but the intersection remained open.

The cause was unknown.

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