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Seattle water main break causes partial evacuation of nearby apartment complex

The water main could be seen gushing water nearby two apartment buildings on SkyKING video. Seattle Public Utilities is working to determine the cause.

SEATTLE — A water main break in the Delridge neighborhood of Seattle caused a partial evacuation of a nearby apartment building on Monday, according to the Seattle Fire Department. 

The water main break was reported on the 2200 block of Southwest Holden Street. Six units of a nearby apartment complex were evacuated due to water damage. 

The break is 24 inches, according to SFD. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) responded to the scene.

SkyKING video showed water gushing from the water main near two apartment buildings. 

Approximately 2,000 customers had their water shut off for some of the day Monday.

SPU told KING 5 that service has been restored to "most, if not all" of the customers who were without water as of Monday evening. 

SPU is working on a plan to repair the water main, and the cause remains under investigation.

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