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Water main break floods Lexington neighborhood

A Lexington neighborhood is damaged after a water main break flooded the streets.
A Lexington neighborhood is damaged after a water main break flooded the streets.(WKYT)
Published: Nov. 21, 2021 at 7:36 AM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Lexington neighborhood is damaged after a water main break flooded the streets Saturday evening.

It happened around 7:00 p.m. on Old Paris Road in Lexington, causing the road to close for a while.

Officials said thousands of gallons of water spilled down the road and caused a home in the neighborhood to flood, forcing the family inside of it to evacuate. Three feet of water was reported inside of it before it receded early Sunday morning.

Power has since been restored along the road, but Dallas Taylor, the program manager for Lexington Urban County Government pump stations, said it could be a week before the paneling is fixed.

“The pipe burst up the road here and it ran down in here and washed all the mud into this pump station. If you see the panel, you can tell that the water was up inside panel, so all the components are flooded. We’ll probably replace them all,” Taylor said. “Kentucky Utilities will turn the power back on, we’ll be good to go. As you can see, it it’s a mud hole. You can see the cars parked over here, they have mud on top. If you look at the panel down there it’s about a halfway up that panel, 5-6 feet deep in here.”

Officials said nobody was hurt.

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