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Water main break sends water dangerously close to home

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

For the second night in a row, the mercury hovered around the freezing mark. And those frigid temperatures could have cost a north Nashville family its home.

"It was coming right up in here and that's our den," said Sharon Adams as she showed Channel 4 News just how close the water came to her home Wednesday.

Adams just recovered from the flood two years ago after losing everything in her den. But Wednesday night she feared it was 2010 all over again.

"It was pretty high it was pretty high. I mean the front yard looked like the flood. It really did," Adams explained.

A water main burst near the Ewing Drive home about 4 p.m. Wednesday, sending water rushing onto the property. Water gushed for hours, turning the yard into a raging river, threatening their home and Adams' family.

"It was taking them a minute for anybody to respond to come and turn it off," she added.

Adams said crews had been working on the street around the time the main broke. Public Works can't say whether it was the cold, age or an accident that caused the break. Regardless of the cause, Adams is just glad her home dodged another bullet.

"It didn't make it to the house, just the field and the dog pen and the front end of our larger den," Adams added.

This was the second water main break Wednesday. Just before 5 a.m., a 6-inch water main broke on Welch Avenue in south Nashville, shutting down the street. Crews repaired the main by 11 a.m.

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