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Water Main Break In University City Spews Water 10 Feet

Posted at 8:04 PM, Sep 16, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WCNC) – As if a hurricane wasn’t enough, a water main break created a very wet situation in one North Carolina neighborhood.

A street in Charlotte got an extra soaking on Sunday when a water main broke.

Water was shooting ten feet into the air.

The force was so strong that rocks and debris were hurled across the street into a neighbor’s yard.

This happened just as heavy rains rolled into Charlotte from what’s left of Hurricane Florence.

Emergency crews were inundated with calls from the storm and told residents on the street that they would have to wait for someone to come fix the pipe.

So for four hours, the water shot across the street and soaked yards and pounded a parked car until utility crews arrived.

Neighbors said the same water main broke about two years ago.