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Crash Causes Hydrant to Gush Water Onto Philadelphia Street

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    Streets turned into rivers Philadelphia's Bridesburg neighborhood Tuesday morning after a truck knocked over a fire hydrant. NBC10's Pamela Osborne is on the scene with more on the issues it caused.

    (Published Tuesday, May 9, 2017)

    A crash caused a hydrant to gush water onto a Philadelphia street near an elementary school.

    It was unclear what led to the crash that left the hydrant broken and gushing water onto Richmond Street near Jenks Street in Bridesburg around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday.

    It caused part of the street to buckle, fire dispatch said.

    As SkyForce10 hovered overhead you could see the water shooting up from the ground. Expect traffic trouble in the area as cars slowly got past the scene. Raw Video: Broken Hydrant Gushes Water Onto StreetRaw Video: Broken Hydrant Gushes Water Onto Street

    A crash into a hydrant caused traffic troubles in Philadelphia's Bridesburg neighborhood Tuesday morning.

    (Published Tuesday, May 9, 2017)

    A receptionist at nearby Bridesburg Elementary School said school would open on time at 8:30 despite the gushing water.

    An hour after the crash, water continued to shoot into the air, the broken hydrant on the sidewalk.

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