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Citizens reports high-pressure water issues, 2 main breaks in Hamilton County

Homes impacted after high-pressure water event in Noblesville and Westfield, Indiana

News 8 at 6 p.m.

WESTFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — Dozens of homes in Noblesville have been impacted after a pressurization issue during maintenance work Friday, plus the water company is dealing with two main breaks in Westfield.

Citizens Westfield Water experienced a “high pressure event on its water distribution system” near 161st and Hazel Dell Parkway on Friday.

The city of Westfield also reported Citizens had two main breaks, one on Bethpage Trail in the Bridgewater community and another at 169th Street and Carey Road.

The city on its Facebook page said, “Calls coming into Citizen’s Water are reporting pressure relief valves in homes around this area are going off. Crews are on the scene working to fix the problem. No timeline on repair has been given at this time. “

CITIZENS UPDATE: There are two water main breaks. One in Bridgewater and another at 169th and Carey Road. We will send more along more information as it becomes available. Again, thanks for your patience.

Posted by City of Westfield – Government on Friday, October 4, 2019

Daniel Constantine of Citizens told News 8’s Dan Klein that the two water main breaks in Westfield are not connected to the high water pressure issues in Noblesville.

Citizens said the water main breaks in Westfield are a result of high water use, mainly through sprinklers watering dry lawns.

Citizens had not decided by 5 p.m. whether it would have to issue boil orders in the areas affected by the Westfield water main breaks.

The issue in Noblesville developed during valve maintenance work, according to Citizens Energy Group. “The issue has been isolated and pressures have returned to normal,” the company said in a statement to News 8.

An estimated 100 Noblesville-area homes have been impacted and crews are going door-to-door in the area of the Twin Oaks subdivision to see if customers are having pressure problems or if any damage has been done.

If you are experiencing pressure issues in the Twin Oaks area, you are asked to call Citizens Contact Center at 317-924-3311.


Box office goes ‘Sonic’ again but hears ‘Call of the Wild’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hedgehog edged the sled dog by a nose at the box office.

“Sonic: The Hedgehog” zoomed to the top of the box office with a take of $26.3 million in its second weekend while audiences ignored critics and heeded “The Call of the Wild” as the Harrison Ford CGI dog flick finished a close second with $24.8 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

It was a strong weekend for both films, with each outperforming expectations and overcoming early doubts about design problems.

Paramount Pictures’ Sega video game adaptation “Sonic the Hedgehog” was a laughingstock when its first trailer was released last year, but after a delay and a title-character makeover, the film has now spent two weeks atop the box office and brought in over $200 million globally.

20th Century Studios’ “The Call of the Wild” was also mocked by many on social media for its CGI dog — the first five film adaptations of Jack London’s 1903 novel all used real ones — and reviews were decidedly mixed with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 62 percent, but moviegoers bought into the digital dog and his 77-year-old co-star, who would have won the weekend were it not for a late surge from “Sonic.”

“For ‘Call of the Wild’ heading into weekend the estimates were all over the place, as low as 10 million for the weekend, some saying it could do 15, maybe 20,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Comscore. “So like ‘Sonic’ it over-performed.”

In a very distant third with $7 million was “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey” in its third week.

The weekend’s other wide release, “Brahms: The Boy II” starring Katie Holmes, was fourth with just $5.9 million.

That was a disappointing opening at a time of year when horror films often do well. 2020 appears to be bucking that trend with family films thriving in the early weeks of the year.

“’Sonic’ and ‘Call of the Wild’ represent two PG-rated movies where that void in the marketplace for families is the key to their success in this part of the year, a time that’s usually dominated by awards holdovers and R-rated films,” Dergarabedian said.

And those family audiences may be why critics didn’t matter for the top two films.

“PG-rated films are more immune to reviews and are more about the audience. If a kid wants to go see a film, they’re going to go see it” he said.

Best picture winner “Parasite” continued its post-Oscars surge in a week where its victory was mocked at a rally by President Donald Trump, bringing in $3.2 million in North America, where it has earned nearly $50 million.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included.

1. “Sonic the Hedgehog,” 26.3 million, ($38.3 million international).

2. “The Call of the Wild,” $24.8 million, (15.4 million international).

3. “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey,” $7 million, (10 million international).

4. “Brahms: The Boy II,” $5.9 million, ($2.2 million international).

5. “Bad Boys for Life,” $5.86 million, ($8.1 million international).

6. “1917,” $4.4 million, ($9.4 million international).

7. “Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island,” $4.2 million, ($3.9 million international).

8. “Parasite,” $3.1 million, ($8.9 million international).

9. “Jumanji: The Next Level,” $3 million, ($1.3 million international).

10. “The Photograph,” $2.8 million.