Hole-ly Toledo: Another pipe ruptures under city streets

Crews hit a watermain on the corner of Grantwood Drive and Yellowstone Drive, causing sewer water to back up and flood the streets.

There is another large hole in a Toledo roadway, after a watermain break caused crews to dig the crater before flooding nearby homes.

It happened around 2 p.m. Monday when crews were digging at the site on the corner of Grantwood Dr. and Yellowstone Dr. Crews hit a watermain, causing sewer water to back up and flood the streets.

About two hours later, the leak was stopped but the basements of about eight homes had already been flooded.

Jim and Karen Vassar unsuccessfully tried to bail out water, spouting into their finished basement, with a coffee mug. â??We saw that it was just coming up too fast so that was useless,â?? said Karen Vassar.

The couple says their insurance policy will only cover up to $5,000 worth of damages. They are concerned the damage could exceed that number.

â??I think the city should be liable for this,â?? said Vassar, whose uninsured neighborâ??s home was also flooded. She continued, â??Hopefully theyâ??ll step up to the plate and help us out with this.â??

Cleaning crews are currently helping affected homes clear out the flooding. It is unclear how long it will take to patch the hole up.

Earlier this month, city crews worked through the July 4 holiday to repair a giant sinkhole that swallowed a vehicle and driver at Detroit Ave. and Bancroft.