Burst pipe sends water gushing in the air near Kadlec in Richland

Burst pipe sends water gushing in the air near Kadlec in Richland
Photo courtesy of Nathan Shibley

RICHLAND, Wash. — A burst pipe sent water gushing into the air Wednesday outside Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland.

The urban geyser burst from the ground some time before 2:45 p.m. near the intersection of Swift Boulevard and Goethals Drive.

Sabrina Melendrez with the City of Richland’s Public Works said the water was still gushing at 3 p.m.

The cause is under investigation. Authorities will be looking at traffic camera footage to determine what might have happened, Melendrez said.

Drivers should avoid the intersection.

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