Water Main Break Floods Philadelphia Streets

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Officials from the Philadelphia Water Department say a broken water main poured about 8 million gallons of water into the streets of the city's Kensington neighborhood.

A 36-inch water main broke just after 7 a.m. Tuesday and flooded the streets for about 90 minutes before workers were able to shut off the water.

Water had risen above the tires of some vehicles parked on streets, and fire officials went door-to-door asking residents to leave their homes and head to a nearby shelter.

Philadelphia Water Department officials say they don't know how long it will take to clean up the mess and fix the broken line.

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