Soap suds spill into road after Buffalo Bayou fountain prank

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Bubbles seen pouring out of iconic Buffalo Bayou fountain
WATCH: Here's a look at the sudsy mess on Allen Parkway overnight where it appears the Gus S. Wortham Memorial Fountain was filled with dish soap.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An unusual sight was captured Tuesday night when a massive amount of bubbles were seen pouring from an iconic Houston fountain.

The Gus S. Wortham Memorial Fountain on Allen Parkway at Buffalo Bayou Park, known for its resemblance to a dandelion, got an unexpected bubble bath overnight.

Video from the scene shows soap suds bubbles all around the fountain. Large chunks of bubbles were even seen floating across Allen Parkway as the breeze picked them up.

You can get a closer look at the sudsy mess in the video above.

A similar prank happened in Kingwood last year when bubbles were seen pouring from a street corner.

ABC13 viewer Rika Achord Weinrich recorded video of the bubbles from a fountain at Kingwood Drive and West Lake Houston.

The video shows the fire department trying to clean up the foamy mess.

RELATED: Drivers capture bubbles pouring out of fountain and into street in Kingwood

People in Kingwood captured an unusual sight on their morning drive after seeing a mass amount of bubbles pouring from a street corner.

Weinrich said she's lived in Kingwood since 2002, but this incident might be the "best in the history of Kingwood."

"My initial reaction was that I have never seen it in this scale before," Weinrich wrote. "It has never caused a traffic hazard."