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Large Water Main Bursts, Floods McClellan Businesses

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A large, 14-inch water main broke near McClellan Air Park Monday morning, sending thousands of gallons of water into the air, and businesses.

Around 5:30 a.m., the large pipe burst about five feet underground, sending water up into the street, through manhole covers and seeping into nearby businesses.

Firefighters from Sacramento Metro Fire District got calls from the businesses, and struggled with drains until the water company could stop the flow.

Around 6 a.m., the Sacramento Suburban Water District was able to shut off the water, and they are now trying to figure out how to repair the water main.

The 14-inch pipe carries about 2,000 gallons/minute.

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