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Two homes flooded in Highland after canal pipe stops working

Apr 13, 2024, 8:07 PM | Updated: Apr 14, 2024, 10:43 am

A neighborhood in Highland is scrambling to clean up after a canal pipe burst Satuday, flooding two...

A neighborhood in Highland is scrambling to clean up after a canal pipe burst Satuday, flooding two homes. (Luke Yamada)

(Luke Yamada)

HIGHLAND A neighborhood in Highland was scrambling to clean up after a canal pipe burst Saturday, flooding two homes.

Kim Rodela, a member of the Highland City Council, told KSL TV the flooding also damaged the landscaping of two other homes near Freedom Elementary. The water came from a pipe that broke in the Murdock Canal, which is connected to the Provo River Water Users Association.

Rodela said up to 120 people, including neighbors and city officials, had been helping pump water out of the basements and remove furniture from the homes. However, one homeowner said the basement was a total loss, according to Rodela.

The homeowner said they “were swimming in the basement.”

Water crews from Provo and American Fork responded to the scene, and were able to redirect the water to a nearby park, Rodela said.


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Two homes flooded in Highland after canal pipe stops working