Repairs continue over the weekend on a series of water main breaks in Tucson. Fernando Molina with Tucson water says it was triggered Thursday night by a vehicle that crashed into a fire hydrant. 

The Northwest Fire District says the chain reaction led to increased water pressure that caused the pipes to explode, sending water seeping up to the surface and forcing the roads to close. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the accident involving a car that was being towed by another car.

Molina says the cause of the water main break  is unknown, although the age of the 1950’s pipes may be suspect.  Molina says the repairs are expected to be completed by Sunday, and road restrictions are in place.

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