Water main break in Sound Beach turns homes into waterfront property

A water main break in Sound Beach Tuesday sent thousands of gallons of water gushing into residents? homes.

Officials say the 12-inch water main broke at 5:30 a.m. at Blue Point Road and North County Road and turned lawns into a sea of muck and mud. It also caused a massive sinkhole on one resident?s property. It took several hours for the Suffolk County Water Authority to find and shut down at least eight valves to stop the flow of water.

Many residents and local businesses had extensive flooding damage. The water flowed down several blocks and eventually emptied into the Long Island Sound.

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