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Water Pipe Breaks

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(before 2003)

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A large water pipe broke. Water gushed out of it. The streets flooded.

The water pipe that broke was underground. The pressure from the water coming out of the pipe broke the street. The street fell into a huge hole.

This break caused a lot of damage. One woman’s car flooded. It had four inches of water in it.

There was a lot of work to be done. It took many hours for workers to shut the water off. Then they had to begin fixing the broken pipe.

Shutting the water off would cause problems for some people. They would not have running water in their homes. They need water for cooking and cleaning. The water company hopes to get clean water back to them very soon.

(This was adapted from an original story provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)

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