Fire hydrant sheared in accident

A vehicle sheared a hydrant on Fairview Road and Scott Avenue

A vehicle sheared a hydrant on Fairview Road and Scott Avenue late Friday evening, causing water to gush onto the street.

Emergency services were called to the accident at 11:19 p.m. finding huge amounts of water coming from the hydrant. Firefighters jumped into action to hep divert water from homes while waiting for a crew from the City of Penticton to shut off the water.

A witness at the scene said an SUV hit a stop sign before hitting the hydrant.