PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A water main break has shut down a couple of streets and left a few homes without water in Fishtown, Tuesday morning.
The Philadelphia Water Department responded to an eight-inch water main break at Frankford and Thompson Streets, which has closed Frankford Avenue from Girard to Thompson, Shackamaxon Street to Girard to Thompson, and Thompson Street from Leopard to Frankford.READ MORE: 21-Year-Old Killed In Road Rage Shooting On Roosevelt Boulevard, Police Say
There are at least 12 homes without water service, and at least two had flooding in their basements.READ MORE: Family, Friends Hold Candlelight Vigil For Slain Temple University Student Samuel Collington
The roads in that area will likely remain closed throughout most of the day as crews begin repair work.MORE NEWS: Jolly Trolley And Main Street Light Spectacular Bring Joy To Manayunk Following Ida Flooding, Pandemic
In addition, the route five bus will be detoured in this location.