A watery mess: Hit-and-run driver smashes fire hydrant in Miami Shores

 

bdupuy@MiamiHerald.com

A fire hydrant hit by a car flooded a Miami Shores intersection Tuesday until workers arrived to cap the mess.

Tuesday morning’s leak flooded the corner of Northeast 96th Street and 10th Avenue in Miami Shores from about about 7 to 11 a.m.

The hydrant was damaged in a hit-and-run, said Adriana Lamar, the spokeswoman for Miami-Dade County’s Water and Sewer Department.

“There was some flooding in the area but no water service interruption,” she said.

While crews worked to fix the leak, 10th Avenue between 96th Street and Biscayne Boulevard was closed for four hours.

Firefighters came to the scene first and then alerted the sewer staff.

Miami Shores police kept traffic moving around the floods.

Miami Shores Police Chief Kevin Lystad said the driver, who may have been drunk or impaired, could face more than a $500 fine.

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