A car crashed into a fire hydrant Sunday morning on Stone Mountain Lithonia Rd. near Rockbridge, leaving more than 1,000 DeKalb residents without water.

The hydrant sprayed for more than 20 hours and residents were seen collecting water from the hydrant with buckets in order to have water for basic services.

“Getting water to at least be able to flush the commodes and everything,” one resident told WSB-TV.

Officials say the crash happened around 3 a.m. on Sunday and by early Monday morning crews were able to stop the water but will take until 10 a.m. at the least for water to return to residents.

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