Businesses flooded by Everett water main break

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EVERETT, Wash. - A major water line break in Everett flooded businesses and made a muddy mess of  the roads Tuesday night.

 

At about 8:15 p.m., a major water line break flooded the intersection of Highway 99 and 112th Street Southwest.

 

Crews sealed the pipe just before 11 p.m.   Just down the road from the intersection, one grocer's refrigerators and food were still in a pond of water.

 

 All of Star Quality Produce's stored products - many of which were ordered for Thanksgiving - were ruined.


  Meat, shrimp and produce sat in water 4 feet deep that came from the water main break that happened somewhere under the sidewalk.   The water gushed downhill, bypassing  four other businesses and making a beeline for the grocery store's basement storage.

 

The water also claimed some of the motors in the neighboring Jay's Automotive.

 

The broken pipe was installed in 1933.

 

Represenatives from the city of Everett said  they will help clean up Star Quality Produce.