WEST RICHLAND, Wash. -- Columbia Irrigation District crews will spend the next 6-8 hours pumping water after an irrigation drain pipe broke in West Richland early Friday morning.
It happened in the area of Keene and South Highlands around 5 AM. The CID is investigating exactly what happened.
The flooding caused an irrigation holding pond to overflow into the streets. Water was still about 6 inches deep in the streets at 10:30, after crews had been working for just over 5 hours.
Parts of South Highlands and Kirkwood Avenues are closed. There are detours in place.
The CID had to shut off water to about 20 homes and says they will be without irrigation water this weekend. One house had water damage.
The cause of the pipe break is still unknown, but the CID hopes to get irrigation water back to the homes sometime this weekend.