CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Residents in a University area neighborhood woke up to a broken pipe shooting water more than 10 feet in the air Sunday morning.
The broken water main was along Wynborough Lane in the Mallard Creek area.
Homeowners told NBC Charlotte’s Tanya Mendis they woke up at 6 a.m. to dogs barking. When they looked out front to see what was happening they noticed a broken water main near the street. The water was shooting from the pipe with such force it was hurling rock and other debris across the street into a neighbor’s yard.
The homeowner called 311, but was told they were inundated with calls and a crew would get there as soon as possible.
For four hours the water shot across the street onto the lawn, driveway and a car parked across the street. The water has since been turned off.
It’s not known what caused the pipe to burst, but neighbors said the same main broke nearly two years ago.