AUSTIN, Texas – A water main break has water shut off along Barton Parkway in South Austin.

Large amounts of water were reportedly shooting in the air. Austin police are on the scene working to control the break on the 2300 block of Barton Parkway.

A Spectrum News photographer at the scene said he saw the high-pressure water shoot rocks as far as 50 feet across the road.

Officials said two lanes are blocked at Homedale Drive. 

Drivers are asked to avoid the area.