At Least 40 Homes Flooded After Water Main Break

It was a wet weekend for many people living in St. Louis Park. A water main break flooded dozens of homes on and around Minnetonka Boulevard.

A bad way to wake up. ‘We went downstairs to take a shower this morning, and discovered that there was water coming out of the toilets, backing up from the sewer,’ said Adam Snyder of St. Louis Park.

Saturday was spent salvaging. ‘Tried to get out what we could from the basement. And just had to let it keep going,’ Snyder said.

Early Saturday morning a 12-inch water main broke, flowing underground through the sanitary sewer. The city of St. Louis Park says the cause is the changing temperature.

‘The city shut off where the water was coming in and got that taken care of,’ Snyder said. But not before an estimated 40 to 45 homes in the three block radius between Quebec and Texas avenues had flooded.

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