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PHOTOS: Water main break near North Foothills Drive causes widespread flooding

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

A water main break caused widespread flooding in NE Spokane near North Foothills Drive and Hamilton early Wednesday morning. The break caused major delays for commuters traveling southbound on Hamilton and left several homes without water as crews worked to repair the line. 


North Foothills Drive from Dalton to Cincinnati is expected to be blocked off for most of the day. The water main has been shut off as crews actively work to pump the water out of the roadway. When the 12-inch cast iron pipe broke, water came spewing out at 80 pounds per square inch and broke the asphalt street. 

KHQ's Cynthia Johnson responded to the scene and said during her report on The Wake Up Show, "It's essentially a swimming pool in the middle of the street."

The City of Spokane says water service should be restored by Wednesday night. The road however is expected to be blocked off for several days. 
 

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