WENATCHEE — A Dolco Packaging building at Ferry and South Columbia streets sustained minor water and mud damage about 11:30 a.m. Monday after a semitrailer knocked over a fire hydrant.
The truck pulled part of the hydrant out of the street, which meant the normal shut-off system in the hydrant did not work, said Dan Frazier, director of public works operations. Also, because the shut-off valve to the pipes in that area were under water, city crews had to search farther out for shut-off valves. Frazier estimated that the water was shut off by about 2 p.m.
Damage was minimal because all product was on pallets and above the water, said Larry Pearson, Dolco plant manager.
The water also flowed along the railroad tracks, which prompted Burlington Northern Santa Fe officials to stop trains for a short while, according to Frazier and Cpl. Randy Chapman with the Wenatchee Police Department. BNSF officials could not be reached for comment.
Chapman said he did not know if the semitrailer driver was cited.
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