Water Main Break
A major water main break forced the evacuation of a daycare center in North Philadelphia Wednesday morning.
Police were directing traffic around the area of water main break along the 200 block of South Forklanding Road in Maple Shade, New Jersey.
Water main breaks are normally a major nuisance. But when the forecasted temperature is right around the freezing mark, a break becomes that much worse.
An intersection in Grays Ferry is shut down due to a water main break that occurred Wednesday afternoon.
Southampton Road is now open to traffic in both directions.
Officials have issued a boil water advisory for part of Northampton Township, Bucks County due to a water main break.
The break happened around 7 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Bustleton Pike, between Holland Road and Anthony Road.
It took more than two years and the intervention of a judge for residents affected by the 2012 water main break to receive damages from the city. But because the city’s liability is capped at $500,000 under state law, the homeowners ended up being compensated for only about two thirds of their damages.
Philadelphia Water Department crews are on the scene of a water main break near near 7th and Locust Streets in Center City.
A water main break in Kennett Square, Chester County had residents and businesses there without water Sunday.
It happened around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lardner and Farnsworth Streets in Mayfair.
A water main break in South Philadelphia early Friday morning damaged at least one home and created a traffic headache.
The 36-inch main broke just before midnight Saturday along Master Street near 27th Street, causing a gaping hole in the road and damaging two properties.
“Peco management should be ashamed,” said resident Marla Rosenberg. Peco filed a loss claim for $750,000. The city’s total liability is capped at $500,000.
The Philadelphia Water Department says work on the broken main will keep Verree Road closed for at least three weeks.