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UPDATE: Washington Water Line Fixed, Significant Damage From Accident

Officials say that a water line that broke following a car accident with a fire hydrant has been sealed.

Water resources superintendent Adam Waters says the repair at 7th and Respess Streets was finished up around 1 a.m. Sunday after an accident around 8:15 p.m. Saturday. Waters says that the accident stirred up lines which could have caused discoloration in some area residents water.

Waters says that there is significant damage to the street and the area where the hydrant was. Crews will be out repairing the area later this week.

Officials say there was no health concern with the original break.

Washington Police could not provide information on what led up to the accident at this time.

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A vehicle accident in one city has caused a waterline to break, which may cause some water discoloration.

Water resources superintendent Adam Waters says that a vehicle struck a fire hydrant and 7th and Respess Streets in Washington around 8:15 Saturday night. Officials say there is no health concern. We’re told that the accident stirred up the lines and may cause the discoloration.

Waters says that pressure has not been lost in the system. People seeing discoloration should run the line until it clears up.

We’ll keep you updated on the repair of the system as information becomes available.


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