Water Main Break Floods Center City Streets

An early morning water main break flooded several blocks in Center City Tuesday. People in surrounding neighborhoods lost water pressure and streets surrounding Juniper and Walnut streets were covered in a muddy mess.

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Gary Watson
The break left this big hole in the middle of the street.
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Pamela Osborne
A water main break flooded several blocks in Center City early Tuesday morning.
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The water flooded down several blocks from Juniper and Walnut streets.
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Pamela Osborne
The flooding started around 4 a.m., shortly before rush-hour commuters hit the street to head to work.
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NBC10
Skyforce10 caught the flooding as the water continued to spread throughout the city after daybreak.
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Telemundo 62
The 48-inch main broke around Sansom and Juniper streets.
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Hundreds were left without power. Thousands, some as far away as South Philadelphia, also had low water pressure in their homes during the ordeal.
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NBC10
As expected, local businesses were impacted from the loss of power and low water pressure. The water came within inches of entering McGillin's.
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Pamela Osborne
NBC10's Pamela Osborne tweeted this photo of this man carrying a woman through the ankle-deep water early Tuesday morning.
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Pamela Osborne
The water was finally shut off shortly before 7:45 a.m. but a muddy mess remained.
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Matt DeLucia
It will take days to clean up the mess. The flood waters left trash and debris in the roads.
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Emily Lippiello
Even after the water cleared off the streets, roads remained damaged and covered in dirt and mud.
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Emily Lippiello
Roads remained closed for hours Tuesday morning with officers blocking off the roads covered in debris.
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Steve Sosna
The floodwater brought in dirt, mud and other debris that could be seen from above the streets.
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Miguel Martinez-Valle
The road near where the break happened was badly damaged and buckled.
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Gary Watson
The break left this big hole in the middle of the street.
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Miguel Martinez-Valle
What a muddy mess!
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