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Stolen vehicle crashes into fire hydrant, floods street and knocks out water supply

Posted at 7:58 AM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 22:52:36-05

MARLIN, TX — Falls County officials said a stolen vehicle crashed into a fire hydrant in Marlin early Wednesday morning, causing flooding in the street and knocking out the water supply to some.

Officials said the vehicle crashed near Park Street and Harris Street around 3:30 a.m. and now the area is flooded.

Businesses along Live Oak Street have reported having no water Wednesday morning. Officials said the city's reserve tanks were drained.

It was expected to take hours to repair the hydrant and refill the tanks. By 1:30 p.m., the water in the city was turned back on.

The Fall County Court has canceled court today, citing a lack of water in the building.

According to a county judge, jury was sent home and planed to reconvene the following day at 9 a.m.

A boil water notice was issued for the city and later rescinded on Friday.