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Sawgrass still under boil advisory after water main break

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Updated: 9/17/2013 6:40 pm
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- "A car getting swallowed. Never heard of that happening here," John Montgomery said.

Neither had Madaline Keeble.  That's why she didn't hestitate driving through water.

"I saw some water on the road and I saw the security officer in his car at the corner, and I made my turn and 20 seconds later I had water in my Smart car up to my ears," she explained.

Turns out, Keeble was driving through a water main break. By the time she realized how saturated the ground was, it was too late.

"A neighbor called and said it happened. I think it's a shame and I didn't know it happened," Montgomery continued.

We asked St. Johns County Utility what caused the break, and were told crews were working to find out. A boil water alert has been issued in result.

As for Keeble, her quick thinking got her out of the Smart car seconds berfore it became fully submerged. A tow truck pulled it out and gave her something to remember.

"I thought 'oh, I'm going to get a little water on my tire and as soon as I made that turn the car sunk straight down."

The boil-water advisory is expected to last a couple of days. Homeowners will be notified when it is lifted.
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