Broken water line leads to Sunnyslope mudflow

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WENATCHEE — A broken Chelan County PUD water line resulted in a muddy cascade Thursday along School Street, above Wenatchee’s Sunnyslope neighborhood.

PUD Water Manager Ron Slabaugh says the leak in the main at School Street and Solstice Lane was relatively minor, but went on for some time before it was detected late Wednesday. When repairs began Thursday morning, mud and debris flowed down to School Street.  

The PUD says it’s hired a private contractor to clear away the mudflow from the street and nearby properties, between Solstice Lane and Ridgeview Boulevard. The cleanup could take up to a week.