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Homes without water, dozens of Audis damaged by busted hydrant in Wallingford

Posted November 2, 2017 11:43 a.m. EDT

— A burst hydrant in Wallingford left a neighborhood without water and damaged dozens of cars at a dealership in Wallingford on Thursday.

The burst hydrant was on South Main Street and South Colony Street, according to police.

It affected Audi of Wallingford on South Colony Road.

Celeste Rolon, a neighbor, heard it happen.

"We heard a bang we didn't think anything of it until four [or] five cop cars came, fire rescue came and we came outside to see what was happening," Rolon said.

Police said a crash was reported around 1:10 a.m. on Thursday.

A driver struck the hydrant, which caused the burst. It left a sinkhole in the area and flooded the dealership's parking lot.

Police said 25 cars were impacted. See some photos of the scene here.

Crews were on the scene for hours pumping water from the lot.

There's no word on when the water service will be restored.

The dealership is not commenting on the damage.

The investigation continues.