Utility crews have shut off a broken water main that flooded a Tukwila motel parking lotthis morning.
Police and fire crews were notified about the broken pipe about 3:20 a.m. No major damage was done, but water reached the doors of about two dozen cars in the motel parking lot, said Marty Grisham, spokesman for the Tukwila Fire Department.
Andy Ryan, spokesman for Seattle Public Utilities, said the flooding occurred after an8-inch pipe broke.
“We didn’t have a big geyser, it was just bubbling out of the ground,” Grisham said.
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Seattle Public Utilities crews are working on the pipe this morning.Grisham said the break appeared to be spontaneous and not caused by any sort of digging.
“We didn’t have any construction in the area,” he said.