A section of Seawall Boulevard was closed and parts of the city lost water service on Wednesday because of a major water line break on the street.

The city closed Seawall Boulevard between 61st Street and 81st Street on Wednesday night to conduct emergency repairs.

The water main break after a vehicle traveling on Seawall hit a fire hydrant, the city said in a press release.

The break caused major damage to the street, sidewalk and utilities near 69th Street.

The Texas Department of Transportation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and city officials were assessing the damage to make sure the safety of the road was not undermined, City Manager Brian Maxwell said.

“Ensuring that the structure of the road is safe for our citizens and guests is our first priority, and crews will be working diligently to reopen the roadway when it is safe to do so,” the city said in a press release.

The city warned that some residents and businesses in near the water main break could lose service or have low water pressure as repairs were made.

Just before 8 p.m., the city turned off all water service between 45th Street and 81st Street. Water service was restored to all areas, except from between Central City Boulevard and 69th Street, by 9 p.m.

Eastbound traffic was expected to be open on Seawall on Thursday morning, the city said. One westbound lane of traffic was expected to be open.

Contact reporter John Wayne Ferguson at 409-683-5226 or john.ferguson@galvnews.com. Follow him on Twitter, @johnwferguson.

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