Hit-and-Run Driver Knocks Over Hydrant, Floods El Cajon Street

A driver struck a fire hydrant in El Cajon Monday, leaving behind a broken water line and a geyser of water that reached overhead power lines.

Witnesses told NBC 7 a woman crashed into the fire hydrant on Dominguez Way and East Madison, shearing it off just before midnight. The woman then drove away.

Crews from the Helix Water Department were able to get the flow of water closed off a few minutes later.

As of 7 a.m. Tuesday, crews were working to clear away the excess water and replace the hydrant.

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