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Driver hits hydrant on Varner Road near Monterey Ave.

A car crashed into a fire hydrant on Varner Road, near Monterey Avenue in Thousand Palms, California Highway Patrol said Tuesday.

It happened just before 9 a.m., closing lanes of Varner and the westbound I-10 due to mist and flooding.

Passersby described it as a “fountain of water” into the air.

People involved were taken to the hospital, but their condition is unknown.

Check back for updates.

KESQ News Team

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