Fire hydrants burst in front of Oklahoma City businesses

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A busy roadway in Oklahoma City got a bit of a makeover on Friday morning.

Around 9 a.m., firefighters were called to the 3000 block of N.W. Expressway after a fire hydrant burst in front of Hampton Inn Northwest.

According to Michael Stanley, Hampton Inn's general manager, it is the second hydrant to blow in two days.

“Yesterday, next door, they were working on a fire hydrant that did the exact same thing,” said Stanley.

Oklahoma City maintenance crews shut down the geyser, but no one is really sure why the hydrants erupted in the first place.

“It caused a few wrecks the other day, so we wanted to stay on top of it and call them as soon as possible,” Stanley said.

Even though it took crews more than an hour to slow the flow, the temperatures cooperated before the water could turn to ice.

In fact, most of the metro was feeling lucky Friday morning, grateful for decent road conditions.

However, the day after New Year's was not as lucky for those south of Norman.

Two people in an SUV were taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries after their vehicle spun off I-35.

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