FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A water pipe rupture near downtown Fort Lauderdale shut down Broward Boulevard, leading to traffic backups in the middle of rush hour, Friday evening.

The rupture caused a small sinkhole at the intersection of Andrews Avenue and Broward Boulevard. As a result, a traffic light tilted forward over the street.

Officials said crews were in the process of replacing the traffic light when the bottom of a fire hydrant cracked and began to gush water.

Traffic has been re-routed for drivers heading toward Broward Boulevard from U.S. 1. The roadway has since been shut down in both directions.

Water flow from the broken hydrant has been stopped, and crews are beginning to clean up the area. However, officials cautioned Broward Boulevard will remain closed for several hours.

A boil water notice was not issued for Fort Lauderdale.

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