Broken Hydrant 14 Aug 12

A Mapleton man was cited for failure to drive with due care after he tore off a fire hydrant with his semi Friday afternoon on the south end of Hutchinson.

Authorities say Richard Walters was driving south on Highway 15 and was attempting to make a right turn on Century Avenue when he cut the corner short and hit the hydrant with the rear wheels of the trailer.

City crews were called in to cap the massive gusher at about 3:45 Friday afternoon.