By Syma Chowdhry

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Crews were working to repair a large water main break that damaged two properties in North Philadelphia.

The 36-inch main broke just before midnight Saturday along Master Street near 27th Street, causing a gaping hole in the road and forcing the closure of the intersection.

Officials said two properties suffered water damage in the basement as a result of the break, but no homes were dealing with any disruption in service or low water pressure.

Neighbors described the scene as a raging river going down the street.

“It was a lot of water. It was like running rapids down here,” said neighbor Paul Garrison. “It took the (Philadelphia) Water Department a little while to get here, but eventually they did. They quarantined off all of the areas around the blocks and it started going down. There were a lot of people out here taking video, pictures, the fire department came. It was crazy.”

Officials were not sure how long it would take to repair the broken water main.

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