Neighborhood flooded after driver crashed into hydrant

Neighborhood flooded after driver crashed into hydrant
(Source: WTOL)
(Source: WTOL)

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - A west Toledo neighborhood was flooded Monday morning after a car crashed into a fire hydrant.

The crash happened at the 2500 block of Jutland near Cowan. The driver then fled the scene.

Water overflowed onto the streets and into neighbor's yards. Those living in the neighborhood relied on sump pumps to get water out of their basements.

Others in the neighborhood were not as lucky.

Mike Simmons went down to see his basement under three feet of water.

"I went down to the basement and turned on the light and there was water up to like the fourth step, and just clothes floating," Simmons said.

Toledo crews have pumped most of the water out the roads.

Police are still looking for the driver responsible for the flooding.

The owner of the Timberwolf Tavern, which is right across the street from where the crash happened, says they have a security camera that was pointed in the direction of the crash.

Meanwhile, residents are concerned about who will pay for their damages in the short-term.

"I won't even know what all of the damage is until we get it cleaned up," Simmons said, "but I know right now we are without heat, we're probably without hot water, and I think the washer and dryer are ruined."

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at (419)-255-1111.

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