WATER MAIN BREAKAGE FLOODS THE SEXTON BUILDING.
There's nothing like being woken up at 4 in the morning to the sound of 40 degree rushing water, flooding your home, just beneath your bed.
It's no secret, I live in the Sexton building downtown Minneapolis in a 4,000 square foot condo. A water main on the Portland Avenue side of the building broke early this morning, rushing water through the sewer systems and the ground, into the building. Everybody that lives in the lower units at the infamous Sexton Building, has their lower units flooded.
Everything we own, our bedroom set, our furniture, our electronics and many other personal items are destroyed... there are worse ways to spend your Sunday and I realize some people don't have a home. But this was not my idea of Sunday relaxation.
The following photos are courtesy of KARE 11 news.
You can read the entire news piece HERE on the KARE 11 website.
Video coverage of Sunday night is here.
Ironically, the city of Minneapolis seems to have a track record with water mains breaking recently. Just this year, we've suffered these big ones. July 2013, Sink Hole near Target Center. September 2013, Historic St. Anthony Main area - this article even notes the infrastructure here is old (some of it pre-1900's) and that something needs to be done. At the time of this article, this was the 4th big water main breakage in just over a year, including one of them that flooded 14 million gallons of water out onto Washington Ave and downtown streets.
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* update *
City Pages felt compelled to cover my blog. You can read it HERE.