Weaverville Community Service District got some help from Weaverville Fire Department, Cal Fire and others Tuesday afternoon when a water main broke near Lowden Park and began to flood nearby homes. Sometime after noon water started gushing from the ground next to the rodeo grounds and flowing down Park Avenue.

The Sheriff’s Office reported the leak to the Community Services District and general manager Tim Kasper. Homes along the west side of the street started to take water into their garages and yards before the water was turned off above the leak.

Cal Fire and Weaverville Fire Department personnel grabbed shovels and went to work helping locals try to divert water away from homes. California Highway Patrol and Trinity Sheriff’s Department personnel were also on scene to keep unwarranted traffic out of the area.

The leak left a culvert-sized crater below the gravel road south of the rodeo grounds. It’s not yet known what caused the break and Weaverville CSD personnel were investigating as of press time.

According to WCSD, water was expected to be shut off for about four hours to area residents while repairs were made.

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