Crash into fire hydrant causes City of East Prairie to shut off water, boil order in effect

East Prairie under boil order

EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. (KFVS) - City officials in East Prairie, Missouri said they shut off water to the town on Sept. 18.

This was due to a water main break.

City officials said a vehicle ran over a fire hydrant and water began shooting into the air.

Officials said the water was shut off around 1 p.m. and remained off for about three hours.

The city is under a boil water order until a lift order is given from the Mo. Department of Natural Resources.

City officials expect this to be Saturday, Sept. 21, or later.

Neither the vehicle or driver in the incident has been identified at this time.

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