Water main break near 79th and State Line Road expected to cause delays for drivers

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A water main break could cause delays on the normally very busy State Line Road Thursday.

Police say it was around 3 a.m. when they were alerted of the break near 79th and State Line Road.

According to the water inspector on the scene, the break is in a 6-inch water main. The pressure caused the road to buckle and crumble in the two northbound lanes. The actual break is located in the outer lane.

Brooke Givens with the Kansas City Water Department says contractors are expected to finish repairs by the end of Thursday.