Walnut Street Reopens After Water Main Break

It took a little more than a week for crews to repair street in busy shopping district

By Dan Stamm and David Chang
|  Monday, Dec 17, 2012  |  Updated 5:24 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Walnut Street Reopens After Water Main Break

Twitter.com/Steven Seminelli

Center City shoppers got a rude and wet interruption to their holiday shopping due to a water main break last Saturday afternoon at 16th and Walnut streets.

Water from a broken 12-inch main buckled the asphalt and caused more than a week of repairs that forced traffic to be diverted from Walnut Street during the busiest time of year for many area businesses.

But at 4 p.m. Monday, the Philadelphia Water Department officially declared the street repaired and reopened to traffic.

Sidewalks in the area remained opened during the repairs while traffic was diverted onto nearby streets.

The street opened with a little more than a week left before Christmas. Now if only shoppers can find an open parking meter...

 


Get the latest from NBC10 Philadelphia anytime: Android/iPhone/iPad Apps | SMS Alerts | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | Instagram | RSS

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
10 Questions With
We sit down with some of the most... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out