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Water main break floods street, apartment

Posted - Feb. 23, 2010 at 12:39 p.m.


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Water main break floods street, apartment

SALT LAKE CITY -- A water main break in Salt Lake City made a mess of roads near the Capitol and damaged some homes Tuesday morning.

Fire officials say a water main on Apricot Drive burst, sending water rushing down the streets. Tenants in a basement apartment in the area of 160 West and 300 North called 911 when water began pouring into their residence.

Resident David White said, "I just heard a whooshing sound, got up, put my feet on the floor, landed in about a half an inch of water."

Crews shut off the water in the area once the problem was discovered. Pumps were brought in to get the water out of the flooded houses.

Officials estimate it will be at least two days until those people affected are allowed to return home.

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