Water line break in midtown Tulsa


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Updated: 2/04 12:50 pm Published: 2/04 1:55 am


A water main break in midtown Tulsa flooded an intersection overnight and left dozens of people without water all morning long.

It happened just before 2 a.m. at sixth and Lewis. When FOX23 crews got on scene the water was knee deep.

The deepest spot looked to be more than two feet deep, high enough to cover the sidewalk at the intersection and parts of the gas station parking lot.

Crews weren't on the scene until 8 a.m. because they were busy fixing other problems in the Tulsa metro area.

FOX23 talked to one man overnight, he said when he pulled into his driveway he was shocked to see what was happening.

“It was lower when I first got here whenever I drove up, when I came back outside five minutes later, it at least rose a foot, foot and a half,” said Colby Hanneken.

One of the workers told FOX23 they are used to working in extreme weather, but the snow and sleet definitely slows them down and makes it harder for them to get the job done.

When city workers cut the water off to stop the flooding it left more than 20 residents, a convenience store, and an apartment complex without water all morning long.

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