Some South Portland residents are without water Sunday after an 18-wheeler hit a fire hydrant while turning from Breakwater Drive onto Broadway on Saturday night, police Sgt. John Sutton said.

South Portland City Councilor Linda Cohen, who lives at the Breakwater Condos, noticed a police cruiser in the neighborhood Saturday. When she turned on her water, she noticed there wasn’t much coming from the faucet.

Cohen received an email from the city that the water problem was because of an accident. “It’s still shut off. We lost water,” she said Sunday.

Cohen and other residents in the Bug Light Park vicinity are without water because of a broken water main, Sutton said.

“They’re supposed to just break off and not leak, but this one broke a pipe attaching to it which caused a leak,” Sutton said. When the water district came down and shut off the water, it created a chain reaction that caused another break somewhere along the line, he said.

Part of the road leading to the Bug Light Park was partially blocked off Sunday while repairs were made. Staff worked through the night Saturday and into Sunday to make repairs.

Water was expected to be restored later Sunday, Cohen said.

Sunday’s outage was the second temporary water shut-off in South Portland in two days.

On Saturday, residents of the Redbank Village development lost water for about eight hours after a water main break. Service was restored around 8 p.m. Saturday.

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