A busted water main at Church and Fifth in Dawson City gave music festival attendees an extra obstacle to avoid en route to the main grounds on Saturday evening.
Water began flooding the street just after 8 p.m. RCMP were the first on the scene and city workers then followed.
Barricades were picked up from the festival and trucked over to secure the block as the water gushed, bubbling up from under the road in three locations.
A red sedan was caught directly in line with the most powerful section of the flooding, and as the water level rose above the boardwalk and pushed up against the base of the Dawson Christian Fellowship, a front-end loader was brought in to tow the car out.
The owner showed up moments later and was able to back out, with the water reaching halfway up the tires.
Chunks of road tore off and flooded down Church Street in the stream and the front-end loader went to work digging up the road to reach a manhole and access the water main.
The freshly dug hole was quickly flooded as the remaining water drained from the pipes. Water service to the area was briefly interrupted.
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