The Zanesville Water Department is responding to a water main break near the intersection of West Main Street and Pine Street.
It happened around 5:30 a.m.
Police scanners indicated water could be seen spewing up through Muskingum Avenue.
Employees say it's an eight inch pipeline that's broken, and it's forcing a road closure on Pine Street from West Main Street to Muskingum Avenue.
They say the break is expected to be fixed by late afternoon.