- A fire hydrant accident on Tuesday resulted in a chaotic scene, an overflowing intersection, and an SUV trapped in a sinkhole.
- Even though the city claimed that the water supply had been restored by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, the damaged neighborhoods remained under a drinking water advisory on Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday, a fire hydrant crash caused a chaotic scene that resulted in an overflowing intersection, and an SUV stuck in a sinkhole.
Pam Hamoline, the interim director of Saskatoon Water, claims that a fire hydrant close to Millar Avenue intersection and 60th Street was “sheared off.”
As per Hamoline, the torrent of water inundated the crossroads and damaged the water pipes and road.
In a news release, she stated, “We will know more about if the water main was also damaged from the collision once we can excavate the road surface and get down to the pipe.”
The adjoining Saskatoon Provincial Correctional Centre was without water due to the rupture and flood shortly after 2 p.m. Numerous nearby businesses also saw an impact.
The impacted areas were still under a drinking water advisory on Wednesday morning, even though the city said the water supply had been restored by 8 p.m.
According to social media posts, “many automobiles” can be seen passing through the flooded crossroads.
One automobile, an SUV, rolled into a hole created by the flooding.
We must emphasize again that people should not drive through flooded roadways, according to Hamoline.
“There may be hazards and harmful situations that people cannot notice, as was the case with this tragedy, which happens frequently.
A huge commercial truck and another vehicle ended up in the hole on Wednesday morning.
Drivers should pay attention to the barricades put up by city staff, Hamoline said.
Barriers, she explained, “are intended to keep everyone safe—residents and workers—to minimize injuries, more expensive damage to property and civic infrastructure.”
While the city attempted to fix the damage, the crossing remained blocked on Wednesday.
Source: CTV News