Broken water line floods homes, yards in Sandy

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SANDY -- Several homes in the Dimple Dell area of Sandy were flooded Thursday when a water line broke.

Sandy water officials say the water got into three homes and caused extensive damage to one. It also left a lot of mud and debris in several other yards.

Broken water line floods homes, yards in Sandy

It took some time to get the water turned off because of the location of the line.

"When the staff got here, they were able to turn it off quite quickly. But when it's on a hillside like this, and I believe it's an 8-inch line, there's a lot of flow that comes to that when it breaks. So, it can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time," said Shane Pace, director of Sandy Public Utilities.

Officials believe the freezing temperatures of the last few days combined with Thursday's slight warm up caused the line to break.

Fifteen homes were without water for several hours until the break could be fixed.

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