Water Main Break in Southwest Philadelphia Cuts Service To 60+ Properties

A water main break caused dozens of houses in Philadelphia to lose water service Friday.

Philadelphia Water Department crews responded to 61st and Wheeler streets, in Southwest Philadelphia, for a break in a 6-inch main that happened sometime Friday morning or afternoon, Water Department officials said.

The break caused 65 properties to lose their water service.

Crews remained at the site after 4 p.m. working to repair the broken main, officials said. They did not specify when they expected water service to be restored.

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