Fire crews respond to water main break in Salt Lake City

Posted at 7:56 PM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 22:51:43-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Fire Department crews responded to a water main break in the area of 3800 West and 2100 South Wednesday evening.

The break flooded streets near the location, which is in the area of a frontage road on the north side of SR-201 in Salt Lake City.

FOX 13 News first heard report of the break around 7:30 p.m., and by around 8:35 p.m. the water had been turned off. Crews at the scene said they estimate a million gallons of water was lost due to the break.

Photos from the scene show water in the street and an excavator that appears to have been pulled into the resulting sinkhole. Fire officials have not yet released the cause of the break.

FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.