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A city of Portland construction crew on Monday fills a whole left in the street caused by a broken water main, a major supply line that caused flooding, evacuations and a power outage of over 10,000 homes. Portland Water Bureau crew worked around the clock from when the pipe burst Saturday morning until a replacement was set and buried Monday morning.

A city of Portland construction crew on Monday fills a whole left in the street caused by a broken water main, a major supply line that caused flooding, evacuations and a power outage of over 10,000 homes. Portland Water Bureau crew worked around the clock from when the pipe burst Saturday morning until a replacement was set and buried Monday morning.

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“It looked like the Deschutes River right here,” said Kevin Hendrickson, whose home was about 100 feet from the break. “I am amazed they succeeded at replacing that pipe that fast.”