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Water gushes from broken main near Chukchansi Park; Grizzlies game canceled

Water main breaks at Inyo and H in downtown Fresno

A water main broke at Inyo and H in downtown Fresno on Monday afternoon, creating a sinkhole.
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A water main broke at Inyo and H in downtown Fresno on Monday afternoon, creating a sinkhole.

A water main broke in downtown Fresno on Monday, creating a sinkhole and flooding the area of Inyo Avenue and H Street near Chukchansi Park — and the 7:05 p.m. Fresno Grizzlies baseball game was canceled.

Tonight's game has been cancelled and will not be made up, due to the water main break next to Chukchansi Park. More information in a moment. https://t.co/Hp0WwNsvcX

— Fresno Grizzlies (@FresnoGrizzlies) August 28, 2018

“The incident has left the stadium without running water or proper plumbing, and the Grizzlies cannot safely host this evening’s game, nor serve food or keep restrooms in satisfactory condition,” a news release read.

The water main break was called into the Fresno Fire Department about 4:50 p.m.

The fire department and Fresno police arrived to secure the scene, while a city truck showed up and a city employed found the shut-off valve and turned it off.

Water flooded the area and went into storm drains.

Grizzlies officials say the game will not be made up.

Lewis Griswold: 559-441-6104, @fb_LewGriswold
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