Broken water main causes flooding in five homes

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Photo courtesy Shoreline Fire
Shoreline Firefighters responded to a broken, 12-inch underground water main this morning, just before noon. The break occurred at 28th Avenue NE and NE 160th Street, near Lake Forest Park. Shoreline Water District also responded, and shut off water service to several blocks while repairs are made. Firefighters canvassed the area, and found at least five homes with basement flooding, and many with pooling water in their yards and driveways. No was was injured, and no one was required to leave their home. Traffic to the area was re-routed for several hours, and it is unknown at this time when repairs will be complete.
--Shoreline Fire

According to Shoreline Water District Manager Stu Turner, the pipe was dug up and replaced by 3 pm today.  While repairs were being made, several hundred homes and businesses were without water.
All water service should have been restored.
--Information from The Seattle Times


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