BUTLER, Pa. - A water main break on Monday has flooded streets in the city of Butler with at least 2 feet of water, Channel 11’s Amy Marcinkiewicz reported.
The break happened in a 10-inch line in the area of Locust and Elm streets. More than 15 homes are without water service.
“I heard a whoosh, and I looked out and saw all this water,” said Anthony Thompson, who lives near the break.
Thompson said he immediately grabbed his phone and hit record, capturing the water line bubbling up and flooding Elm Street within seconds. The water was several feet deep. Missy Mulneix looked outside and saw it creeping up on the doors to her car.
“I had to run out jump in the passenger side door to move it out of the water,” Mulneix said.
Big equipment was brought in to dig up the broken line and make repairs.
Until those repairs are completed and the mess cleaned up, people in this area will be without water.