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Freemont, CA Main Break
Oct 27, 2004

Broken Water Main Damages Businesses
A broken water main in Fremont sent 10 million gallons of water rushing into the Centerville business district Tuesday night, damaging as many as 20 businesses. The 24-inch water transmission line broke underneath Amtrak railroad tracks at the Centerville station around 6 p.m., and it took nearly three hours for workers to shut the water off. Officials do not know what caused the break.