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Water main break leaves massive hole in NKY street

(Source: FOX19 NOW/Frankie Jupiter) (Source: FOX19 NOW/Frankie Jupiter)
(Source: FOX19 NOW/Frankie Jupiter) (Source: FOX19 NOW/Frankie Jupiter)

Residents in one northern Kentucky neighborhood woke up Tuesday to a massive hole in their street from a water main break.

The break Monday night at 35th Street and Lincoln Avenue near Holy Cross High School caused pavement damage and flooded several area basements, Kenton County dispatchers said.

Water has been restored and households are back up to full pressure, officials said. The NKY Water District is doing immediate triage to assess damage and has cleaning crews out at this time. 

The NKY Water District intends to have contractors working on the restoration by this weekend. Weather depending, street restoration should take approximately one to two weeks.

Residents in the 3500 block of Lincoln Avenue are still trying to clean up after the water main break a few blocks away. Rushing water made its way into their basements, giving some resident no time to save their belongings.

“We lost all of our family stuff, pictures, I lost all of our memorabilia from childhood, old family things that were given,” said Megan Bardo.

Some homeowners say their insurance won’t cover the damage, because nothing on their property caused the damage.

The city released a statement saying: "The NKY Water District is responsible for cleaning homes and will pay for pods to store salvageable belongings for those affected by the flooding. Homeowners are responsible for removing all debris from their homes." 

Once debris is removed, homes will be sanitized by Jolly Property Rescue. Dumpsters will be provided for debris.

Concerned homeowners should contact Tom Youtsey with Bilz Insurance at 859-655-2769 or Jason Kidd with Jolly Property Rescue at 859-801-8472.

For safety concerns, homeowners should contact the NKY Water District Account Services Department immediately at 859-578-9898.

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