South Hill streets flooded after water main break - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

South Hill streets flooded after water main break

SPOKANE, Wash. - A 10-inch cast-iron water main broke near 4th and Regal around 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning, knocking out water service to three homes and blocking traffic for hours.

Police arrived to find the entire area flooded and several homes threatened. Intersections between 4th and 5th, from Regal to Altamont were flooded with standing water.

The water department shut water to the main off and water levels quickly subsided. Street crews then cleared the area of mud and debris.

Regal, between 3rd and 4th Ave. will be closed for the remainder of the day while the water main and street are repaired.

Motorists are encouraged to use caution in the area and take alternate routes.

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