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Roads closed after truck shears hydrant in Santa Barbara

Sheared Hydrant in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- On Wednesday afternoon, Santa Barbara City police and Santa Barbara City Fire responded to a sheared hydrant spewing water in the area of Milpas and Indio Muerto in Santa Babrara.

According to officers on scene, a white pickup truck was trying to turn and cut it too close and hit the side of the hydrant.

A reporter on scene said the water was spewing up to about 40 feet in the air.

Police shut down Indio Muerto road to traffic.

The water flowed for about 15 minutes. More than 20,000 gallons of water gushed out of the hydrant before it was shut off.

Nobody was hurt.

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