Car Dealership Drenched and Frozen After Pipes Busted

Police called employee after noticing water pouring out at 3 a.m.

SHERWOOD, Ark. - Puddles inside. Ice outside.

Stanley Blair's first shift of 2018 at McClarty Mazda in Sherwood froze -- in more ways than one.

"I was like uh, this ain't happen before," Blair says standing outside the service garage.

"No sir. No one's coming in today."

A busted pipe overnight sent water spilling from the ceiling to the floor inside the service area.

"This is the parts department this morning," an employee can be heard saying while recording footage of the spilling water on Tuesday.

The employee said he got a call from Sherwood police at 3 a.m., saying that officers saw water gushing from the building.

"Bathroom is flooded," the employee says in the video.

Now a place that's known for making repairs finds itself on the other side of the toolbox.

KC McClain of Russell and Lemay plumbing was on site working the spill.

"We were getting the old pipes out; putting new flexes on it," McClain says.

 He points to one factor that's kept him busy during this first week of the new year.

"It just goes back to not leaving your faucets dripping," McClain says.

I'm told an aging heater and sub-freezing temperatures also contributed to the mess at McClarty.

"Trying to dry it up," Blair says.

Crews hope mops and mother nature can help them get back to work.

"Hopefully, we'll get everything fixed up, and we'll be ready to go," Blair adds.


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