water main break

A water main manhole cover on pavement.
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KYW Staff
October 09, 2019 - 12:49 pm
A large water main break in Roxborough is leaving many residents without service. Read the latest here.
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A chasm opened up on South Street between 5th and 6th streets, where a water main broke on Wednesday morning.
Mike Dougherty/KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
July 25, 2019 - 7:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's still a mess to clean up on South Street from a water main break that happened on Wednesday morning near 6th Street. There is a huge chasm in the ground, five to six feet deep, with 4-foot piles of dirt on either side. The hole is covered with 2x12 wooden...
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A water main break led to water shooting into the sky and dozens of homes losing service.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
March 18, 2019 - 6:33 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A water main break caused water to shoot skyward three stories high and dozens of homes to lose service. A water main break leads to this geyser on Godfrey Ave in the Crescentville section of Philly. @KYWNewsradio pic.twitter.com/dUpjz0YHzO — Tim Jimenez (@TimJRadio)...
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A Water Department spokesman said one water main, maybe two, broke on Ridge Ave near Scotts Lane.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
February 15, 2019 - 6:51 am
UPDATED: 10 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of homes and businesses in East Falls are waiting to get their water turned on again as crews work to fix one of two water mains that broke just after midnight on Friday. The two breaks happened around 12:30 a.m. on Ridge Avenue, according to...
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Work crews continue to repair damage done by a water main break in July on Sansom Street near Juniper.
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
February 01, 2019 - 3:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Delays keep flooding in for PECO crews who are attempting to repair a water main that broke last July on Sansom Street near Juniper Street. The pipes were replaced in November, and PECO crews have since taken over. But Philadelphia Water Department spokesman John...
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Bells Mill Road in Chestnut Hill is closed as crews work on a water main break.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
December 12, 2018 - 8:50 am
NORTHWEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A busy road in Chestnut Hill is still closed as crews work on a water main break. Drivers who usually take Bells Mill Road to get to Ridge and Henry avenues to get into the city have had to turn around, as it is closed between Germantown and Ridge avenues...
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An 8-inch cast iron main broke here on Trooper Road by Woodland Ave close to 4 a.m.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
December 05, 2018 - 8:15 am
LOWER PROVIDENCE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A water main break is causing problems along a busy roadway in Lower Providence, Montgomery County, and cutting off water service for about 20 homes in the area. The low temperatures are adding to the issue. Trooper Road northbound is closed between Egypt...
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Philly officials visiting Royal Tailor and speaking with business owners at Time.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
November 05, 2018 - 3:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been four months since a massive water main broke in Center City Philadelphia, and businesses that were damaged when 15 million gallons of water flooded Sansom Street still have not recovered. Mayor Jim Kenney joined Philadelphia Water Department officials Monday...
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Fishtown road closures will continue.
Andrew Kramer / KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
October 29, 2018 - 10:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Water Department is now saying road closures will continue for "upwards of one month" following an Oct. 18 water main break along Girard Avenue in Fishtown. The detours have taken a toll on many businesses in the area, including 3 J's Food Market. "We...
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water man break on Girard Avenue between Marlborough and Frankford
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
October 18, 2018 - 8:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A stretch of Girard Avenue, between Frankford and Columbia Avenues in Fishtown, is closed as crews work on repairs following a water main break overnight Wednesday. Some of the street is torn up. There are big patches of mud. Traffic is tied up. Water Department crews...
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