Lanes Reopen on Roosevelt Boulevard After Water Main Break

Lanes reopened on Roosevelt Boulevard Wednesday near the scene of a massive water main break in Northeast Philadelphia.

Crews blocked one lane in the northbound inner drive between Red Lion Road and Grant Avenue in the Bustleton section of the city before Wednesday's rush.

Crews returned at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to pave around the repairs in two northern lanes of the inner drive. The lanes were reopened shortly before 6 p.m.

Tuesday morning, a break in a 16-inch pipe caused police to close the entire roadway for hours and only slowly reopen the roadway through the day.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead Tuesday, you could see water covering all lanes of traffic as cars slowed to a near halt as police diverted traffic off the road. Traffic backed up in the area as the gushing water froze on the roadway.

Crews used road salt to melt ice and get part of the road reopened.

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