Water Main Break Leads to Flooding at Local ShopRite

By David Chang and Alison Burdo
|  Sunday, Jan 12, 2014  |  Updated 12:03 PM EDT
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Several shops in Tioga were flooded Saturday when a water main broke.

Monique Braxton, NBC10.Com

Several shops in Tioga were flooded Saturday when a water main broke.

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Water Main Break at Shopping Center

A local ShopRite was evacuated after a massive water main break.
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The ShopRite in the Tioga section of the city reopened on Sunday after it was evacuated due to a water main break.

The 48-inch main broke around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday and caused flooding in the parking lot at the Baker's Centre on the 3400 block of Fox Street. A ShopRite, Ross, Dollar Plus, hair salon and liquor store are all located at the shopping center.

Rescue crews used small rafts to get ShopRite employees out of the store.

Officials with the water department managed to shut the main off and the water eventually receded.

All five stores at the shopping center were damaged, according to officials.

No one was injured during the ordeal. Crews continue to clean up the area. The stores were closed on Saturday. However, both the ShopRite and Ross reopened Sunday morning.

Crews with the water department are currently cleaning up the mess and digging to get closer to the main.

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