ST. LOUIS – The latest water main break in the city of St. Louis is having a significant impact on a south city neighborhood Thursday morning. Some are without water, and a stretch of a major street is closed.

It happened on Chippewa Street and McCausland Avenue, right at the borders of the St. Louis Hills and Lindenwood Park neighborhoods. Repair work is still ongoing, but the situation could take a while to completely resolve.

Crews are hoping to have all the water service restored by sometime Thursday. However, the repairs to Chippewa could go into Friday. It’s understood that crews are dealing with a 12-inch main that broke. They spent a lot of time digging under Chippewa to get to the broken pipe.

We’re told the break happened Wednesday around 4:30 p.m. Chippewa between Jamieson Avenue and River Des Peres has been closed since. Crews told FOX 2 that some people in the immediate area have been without water. At this point, there is no boil order in place.

City water crews have been busy this summer dealing with multiple water main breaks in the same general area. In fact, this latest break happened just about a half mile from another water main break earlier in the summer.

One resident shared that he went out and bought five gallons of water after this break took place.

“I would say this is at least the third time this has happened, if not four, local Gregory Luckley revealed. “Within Jamieson and Chippewa to River Des Peres, whatever that stretch is a quarter mile, half mile. At least two of them have been directly in front of my apartment building.”

City water officials blame a lot of the water main breaks on aging infrastructure in the city’s water system.

You might recall that the St. Louis Board of Aldermen passed a significant increase in city water bills earlier this summer to try and address issues like the city’s water system infrastructure. FOX 2 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.