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UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI) – The Metropolitan Sewer District of St. Louis has been working to replace sewer lines in University City since the spring. Parts of the subdivision have long suffered the annoyance of flooding due, in part, to heavy spring showers and backed-up sewer lines.

But on Wednesday night, a partial road collapse led to a water main break and gas leak.

A spokesperson with Missouri American Water said a small portion of Canton Drive caved in and a large piece of construction equipment fell into the hole and landed on both the water and gas lines.

The ruptured water line caused a small flow of water in the street. Some homes had their water turned off overnight.

Laclede Gas called the gas line rupture very minor and said no customers lost service.

Crews with Laclede Gas and Missouri American Water were still on the scene as of Thursday morning.