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Water Main Break Creates Massive Geyser in Montgomery County

Though crews were able to shut down the line, the ice left behind from a water main break in Conshohocken caused heavy damage to the area. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016)

A water main break created a massive geyser that sent water flowing into the air in Montgomery County Wednesday morning.

The break happened about 6:30 a.m. at Washington and Cherry Streets in Conshohocken.

SkyForce10 was over the scene shortly after the main erupted and it showed water shooting approximately 30 feet in the air. Water Main Break Freezes Water on Power LinesWater Main Break Freezes Water on Power LinesA water main break created a massive geyser that sent water flowing into the air in Montgomery County early Wednesday. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016)

Due to the sub-freezing temperatures, the water from the main was instantly freezing on power lines, trees and even a nearby building.

Crews were able to shut the water main off about 7:30 a.m. Electrical crews also had to knock off the icicles off the power lines. Water Main Break Creates Geyser in ConshohockenWater Main Break Creates Geyser in ConshohockenA water main break created a massive geyser that sent water flowing into the air in Montgomery County early Wednesday morning. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016)

The water main break is located near the SEPTA Norristown line, but a SEPTA official told NBC10 service was not being impacted.

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