Water Main Break Knocks Out Water Service in Philly Neighborhood

By Vince Lattanzio
|  Sunday, Jan 5, 2014  |  Updated 7:53 PM EDT
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Residents in the Wissinoming section of the city deal with a water main break.

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Residents in the Wissinoming section of the city deal with a water main break.

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A water main break left dozens of customers without water service in one Philadelphia neighborhood today.

A 6-inch water main burst open early Sunday morning along the 2000 block of Anchor Street in the Wissinoming section of the city, the Philadelphia Water Department confirmed.

Pressure from the broken main forced water to break through the street. NBC10 captured water bubbling up from underneath a car, which had to be towed out of the way.

The pipe break came on the same day that freezing rain left streets slick. A tow truck, used to move cars in the path of the water, spun its wheels as it traversed the street.

Water department spokeswoman Laura Copeland said the department dispacthed a crew to deal with the issue and measure the magnitude of the damage.

Approximately 50 customers were left without water service. Residents regained water service in the early evening. 

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