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Water main break causes big mess for county crews

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TERRACE HEIGHTS, Wash.-- People in Terrace Heights cleaned up a lot of mud and water Thursday after a water main broke on a residential street the night before.

Gallons of mud and water spread all over the 5200 block of North Canyon Road in Terrace Heights.

The break happened a little after 8 o'clock Wednesday night.
 
Yakima County Public Services says it was a six inch water main that broke.

Crews found a rock on top of the pipe, which caused strain over the years and eventually led to the rupture.

People who live there say it was a crazy scene, water bubbling out of the ground flooding the entire street.

Mudflows created a headache for cleaning crews and home owners.

"Our headlights caught the plume of water coming up over there and all this full of water out here," said a woman who lives in the area.

She says she was very happy with the County's response. After they made the call crews were out there quickly and got the water turned off as fast as they could.

We're told they lost about 150,000 gallons of water and one home did have some water damage inside.

Crews were able to get the water turned back on by 3:30am.

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