Car hits Miami Gardens fire hydrant, floods roadway

MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - Police blocked off an area in Miami Gardens after a vehicle hit a fire hydrant, Thursday afternoon, which flooded the roadway.

Officials responded to the scene along 168th Street and Eighth Avenue, in Miami Gardens, Thursday, at around 5 p.m. Miami Gardens Police said the driver lost control just before 3 p.m., hitting the fire hydrant and flooding the street for hours.

7’s Skyforce HD hovered over the scene as the silver car was left stranded over thousands of gallons of surging water.

Larry Nickles said he couldn’t believe his eyes when he pulled for a job and saw the flooded street.

“I saw the water shooting up,” Nickles said. “Something like out of a movie. You see like cars sitting on top of a fire hydrant, water shooting up in the air. You see that in a movie but not in real life.”

The driver was not injured.

The flooding caused problems for nearby residents as Public Works crews spent hours looking for a valve to turn off the water.

“It looked like a mini geyser,” Carroll Roberts said. “Somewhat of an inconvenience but it is what it is.”

Water service in nearby homes wasn’t affected.

Crews were able to stop the water flow just before 8:30 p.m.

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