Crews worked Monday to repair a broken water main in Sandy Springs that could keep a road closed for several days, officials said.Atlanta Department of Watershed Management crews worked all morning to find and repair the leak underneath the intersection of North Mill and Brandon Mill roads. A series of barricades and barrels blocked traffic on Brandon Mill between Canonbury Place and Wyndham Drive.

Sandy Springs Public Works officials told Channel 2 Action News the 12 inch main broke 6 feet underground. Thousands of gallons of water poured into the street before crews could dig a massive trench to access the leak.

Water was chiefly under the sub-base and underneath the road and caused some buckling of asphalt, so we have some pretty good damage here, said Garrin Coleman with Sandy Springs Public Works.

Residents living along the street tried early Monday to divert the water.

It’s crazy. It’s more of an inconvenience, but its turning into a safety hazard,” said neighbor Tammi Kosack.

Officials said Brandon Mill Road could open as early as Monday afternoon, but North Mill Road could be closed for several days.

Drivers are urged to use Roswell Road and Riverside Drive to detour the road work.

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