Watery mess after car slams into fire hydrant - CBS46 News

Watery mess after car slams into fire hydrant

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Hundreds of DeKalb County residents were without water for much of Sunday after crews worked through the night to repair a damaged waterline near the Stone Mountain village. The repairs were completed Monday morning.

A car is blamed for the ruptured hydrant. Residents in the area told CBS Atlanta News that a car struck the hydrant sometime after midnight Sunday on Stone Mountain Lithonia Road near Manassas Run.

The hydrant gushed water for nearly 24 hours before crews were able to shut it off and fix the problem.

DeKalb County spokesman Burke Brennan told CBS Atlanta News that crews had to work through an antiquated system of several valves to get the water turned off.

About 1,000 customers in the area were without water most of Sunday.

Kendrick Waters told CBS Atlanta News that his father had to go buy bottled water for the family.

"When I woke up, I turned on the water but it wasn't working. My siblings and parents were very upset about the water," said Waters.

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