From here on out, I will always think of this story as “that time there was a big hole in the ground.”
A broken water and gas line prompted the evacuation of about 20 homes in north Spokane on Monday afternoon. The force of a 12-inch water main breaking blasted a giant hole in the asphalt and fractured a gas line. Spokane Fire estimated the hole to be about seven feet deep. As neighbors were allowed back into their homes, all they could do was stare at the gash in their street.