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Neighbors complain water from water main break west of Plaza is making its way into their homes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. --  Just west of the Plaza a water main break is creating a front yard fountain at the corner of 49th and Mercier Monday.

Water crews were on scene as of noon trying to shut it off.

There is no word on when repairs will wrap up.

Neighbors have reported that the water flowing downhill is starting to pool up in their basements.

Monday afternoon, a KC Water spokesperson said the pipe that broke was installed in 1922. The break affected 65 customers.

There were actually three separate breaks in that neighborhood, although the cause of the breaks is unknown at this time.

KC Water said they are still working to restore water to everyone, but that work may carry into the later evening hours Monday.