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The intersection of Fourth Avenue North and North 16th Street flooded Friday night due to a service break at a warehouse on North 16th.

A city water crew had to clear several inches of ice from a portion of the intersection to access the shut-off valve. Water could be seen coming from windows about 8 feet off the ground and from underneath doors of the warehouse at 415 N. 16th St. Flooding stretched south on North 16th to Fourth, and then east to North 15th Street.

By 10:30 p.m., the water crew had shut the water off and was working to clear drains on Fourth of ice to allow as much water as possible to drain before it iced over.

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the break, which was reported at about 9:45 p.m.

Water stretched across Fourth Avenue North, and the two northernmost lanes were flooded with water up to a foot deep. The Billings Police Department directed traffic through the area, and the northernmost traffic lane was shut down at the intersection.

According to Yellowstone County tax information, the building is about 15,800 square feet in area. Two businesses - Innovative Process Corporation and Payne Holding Co. - are listed at the address.

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