Published: Aug 02, 2013 10:37 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 02, 2013 5:30 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Cape Coral intersection looked more like a river this morning.

Somehow a fire hydrant broke off, sending thousands of gallons of water down into the area.

Once they got the water turned off, crews were able to clean up the mess at Santa Barbara Boulevard and SW 21st Street.

The broken hydrant did not affect water service at nearby homes.

Officials are still trying to figure out how the hydrant broke.