Water main break floods NE Portland neighborhood
A water main break caused major flooding in a Northeast Portland neighborhood Saturday morning.
The break happened at Northeast 23rd Avenue and Northeast Skidmore Street, according to Portland Fire & Rescue.
Officials said the flooding was affecting houses and could cause sinkholes. They warned people to stay out of the water.
Video posted on social media showed large amounts of water rushing through residential streets.
Portland police said the break affected Northeast 23rd to 28th Avenues and Alberta to Prescott Streets. It wasn't immediately clear whether the water was contaminated.
Nearly 12,000 Pacific Power customers lost power around 11:15 a.m. The outages were reported in the same general area as the water main break, though officials didn't immediately confirm whether the two incidents were related.
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