Water main break closes section of Indian School, floods business

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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 huge water main break caused a major headache for a West Valley business owner, as well as early morning drivers Saturday.

It happened at 28th Avenue and Indian School Road at about 4:30 a.m.

Water was shooting about 100 feet into the air for two hours.

The eastbound lanes of Indian School Road between 28th and 29th avenues had to be closed. Work crews expected that closure to remain in place until at least 1 p.m.

Not only was the water pouring onto the roof of a business called Arizona Shower Doors, it also flooded the parking lot and seeped through the front door into the building.

The damage inside was relatively minor.

The owner told 3TV's Jill Galus that his merchandise is strategically placed to keep it safe in case of emergency. The idea is to keep things off the ground.

"We've had a lot of rain," Peter Nadler said. "We've had issues where water has come in through the roof -- we have a large roof -- and all that funnels down into the planters. We suspend it, and it helps."

Nadler said he hoped to able to clear the water out of his warehouse and be back to business as usual no later than Monday.