Hydrant Sheared in Crash Spews Water Into Power Lines

The incident caused a small power outage and some flooding in the area

By Monica Garske
|  Sunday, Jul 7, 2013  |  Updated 12:35 PM PDT
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Hydrant Sheared in Crash Spews Water Into Power Lines

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A driver slammed into a fire hydrant overnight, shearing the hydrant and causing a big, wet mess in Rancho Santa Fe.

The incident happened around 3:45 a.m. at Linea Del Cielo and Ramba De Las Flores.

For unknown reasons, the driver behind the wheel of a pickup truck slammed into a fire hydrant. Water went shooting up into the air, hitting a power line and causing an outage.

SDG&E officials were called to the scene to help restore power to customers.

The water spewing from the hydrant was eventually shut off. The incident caused some minor flooding in surrounding streets.

The driver was detained by officers at the scene, who determined he was not driving under the influence, officials said.
 

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