Monday, July 1, 2013
UPDATED: Massive water main break near White Rock Lake submerged some cars
It's the third water main break in a week.
EAST DALLAS For the third time in a week, and the second time in two days, the city of Dallas is dealing with a massive water main break — this one near White Rock Lake and The Filter Building.
The 2300 block of Winsted Drive near White Rock Road was under water at 6:15 a.m. Monday as crews dealt with the break of an 84-inch line, which ruptured a little before 5 a.m. Dallas Water Utilities are on the scene.
Frank Librio, a spokesman for the city of Dallas, says in a statement that “the pipeline is causing flooding in the immediate area. Cause and duration of repairs will be provided later.”
The crew cut off the water at about 7 a.m., but that will hardly be the end of the story: There are reports of residents of nearby apartments trapped because of the rushing water. [UPDATE: Residents of nearby apartments have found a way to get out despite the high water, which has formed a second lake near White Rock. Several blocks of Winstead Drive remain under water.
Some cars were actually submerged by the water main break. Most of the nearby residents were asleep when the streets began to flood, and those headed to work found alternate routes while the water finds its way elsewhere. Meanwhile, Dallas Water Utilities workers talking amongst themselves have said they expect repairs will take at least two days, though that’s not official. We await further word from the city.]
Just one week ago there was that break at Walnut Hill and Marsh. And Sunday night, a water main break flooded the Zang Triangle apartments.
Water main break results in huge water gush in neighborhood in East Dallas
Christina Rosales reported from the field.
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