Firefighters rescue people from homes after water main break in Jeffersonville; boil water advisory issued
The neighborhood impacted by flooding and the help being offered to displaced residents.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Rescue crews used boats to get residents out of a Jeffersonville neighborhood flooded by a water main break.
Jeffersonville Fire Department Sgt. Justin Ames tells WDRB that they were called to Rhonda Drive in the Northhaven subdivision about 4 a.m. They found two to four feet of water along the street.
He says one garage and four cars were flooded, and the American Red Cross was called to help residents impacted by the water main break. The main was finally shut off about 6:30 a.m.
Jeffersonville Fire Department crews went door to door to check on residents.
The westbound lanes of Tenth Street between Rhonda Drive and Sportsman were closed for several hours, but have since reopened. One eastbound lane was still blocked as of 11 a.m.
Crews from Indianan American Water have been called to make repairs. We're told those should be complete around 3 p.m. Meanwhile, a boil water advisory will remain in effect for American Water customers for at least the next 24 hours.
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