Mud slide leaves residents without water service

A 2,800-gallon tanker truck was brought in Saturday and bottled water was also made available.

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WESTON - An early morning mud slide left residents in a state of emergency after a break in their water service.

The mud slide happened Saturday at 6:12 a.m. just outside of town when a section of hill along Pine Creek slid into the creek.

"We haven't had a lot of rain the past couple days and that is one of the things the team is looking at," Weston Police Sgt. Joshua Henningsen said, adding that no cause was determined. "We are going to look at it but the priority right now is restoring service."

Crews worked all day Saturday to fix a water line that was washed away during the mud slide.

About 300 residences and businesses were affected by the water line break.

City officials declared a state of emergency.

A 2,800-gallon tanker truck was brought in Saturday to supply residents with water, and bottled water was also made available.

Henningsen said the line could take a couple of days to repair.

No injuries or structural damages were reported.

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