Water from a broken main shot 40 feet into the air along MacCorkle Avenue Wednesday.
The break occurred when a state Division of Highways worker, who was operating an auger, struck the line. The workers were in the area to install new light poles near the NiSource building.
Workers expected to have the pipe repaired by late Wednesday, West Virginia American Water spokeswoman Laura Jordan said.
"They didn't just puncture it," Jordan said about 6:30 p.m. "It split it. So they are still working to replace a 14-foot section of pipe.
"I talked to the supervisor about 5 o'clock and he thought the repairs would be finished by around midnight."
No boil-water advisories were necessary and traffic was not affected, she said.
She wasn't sure how much repairs would cost the company.