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Many Aberdeen residents experienced a drop in water pressure after a car struck a fire hydrant on Sunday.

The single-vehicle crash happened about 10:20 p.m. near the corner of Saunders Boulevard and Bethesda Road. Gushing water from the hydrant caused a long stream to form along the shoulder of the northbound lane of Bethesda Road.

A first responder at the scene said the car hit a sign before slamming into the hydrant. He said the woman driving the car was not seriously injured.

The crash affected water pressure for communities along Saunders Boulevard. The Circle K store at the corner of Saunders and North Sandhills boulevards was also affected.

Water pressure was expected to return to normal by early Monday, according to a member of the Aberdeen Fire and Rescue Department.

Reporter

Jaymie Baxley is a reporter covering crime, public safety and general news for The Pilot. He previously worked at The Robesonian in Robeson County and The Daily Courier in Rutherford County.

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