Water main break floods Phoenix streets

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- A water main break caused some street flooding in the area of 11th Street and Broadway Road Monday morning.

Water poured into surrounding streets, leaving behind quite a mess.

Phoenix police were on the scene for part of the morning.

The flooding was so bad that a police SUV got stuck. It even caused a small sinkhole.

Initial reports were that a fire hydrant was leaking. That hydrant repoertedly was spouting, but that apparently was not the source of the main problem. About an hour later, aerial video showed water shooting into air two blocks north of Broadway.

City workers said the issue was a broken 8- to 12-inch water line.

While there was some standing water and lots of mud left behind after the water was turned off, traffic problems did not extend beyond the neighborhood.

Crews were in the process of cleaning up the mess. The water to several homes was turned off at about 6:30 a.m. Those residents will likely be without water until about 1 or 2 p.m.