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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Water leaking from a tower in DeKalb County began spilling into yards on Wednesday.

The leak happened at a water tower on Mason Mill Road near Clairmont Road. County spokesperson Shiera Campbell said a computer malfunction between the large tank and the main water facility led to the leak.

"When it lost communication, it didn't have anything to tell it to stop flowing, and it started to overflow," said Campbell.

11Alive's Donna Lowry reports that crews were able to repair the leak by 2:45 p.m.

Before the repair, footage from SkyTracker 11Alive showed water spewing from the tower onto the ground below. Water was also seen rushing out of the storm drains onto the street.

Some water was seen pouring into nearby yards. That water had started to recede by 3:30 p.m.


Photos from the scene

 


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