A water main ruptured late this afternoon along Scenic Drive, disrupting the evening commute.
The line broke around 5 p.m. and dumped thousands of gallons of water, which flowed into the backyard of a home.
The break occurred in the 2000 block of Scenic, opposite the Save Mart shopping center near where Scenic intersects with Oakdale Road to the north and El Vista Avenue to the south.
Modesto police and firefighters were at the scene as crews worked to stop the leak. Traffic on eastbound Scenic Drive was reduced to one lane, but westbound Scenic was moving normally.