PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There’s a mess on Mallory Street in Manayunk after residents say raw sewage has flooded basements there. Officials say heavy and sudden rain Thursday night, coupled with a construction project to replace sewer and water mains, is the likely culprit.
Six residents have stormwater in their basements and one has a sewage backup.READ MORE: Gunman On Dirt Bike Kills 37-Year-Old Man In West Philadelphia, Police Say Crash Involving SEPTA Bus, 4 Vehicles In Philadelphia's Cobbs Creek Neighborhood
Engineers were on the scene to address the issue.MORE NEWS: Woman Facing Arson Charges After Allegedly Intentionally Setting Fire At Howard Johnson Hotel In Blackwood
Construction is expected to continue for the next two or three months.