Water main breaks on busy Delco street

January 14, 2009 10:41:09 AM PST
A Delaware County water main has ruptured in the early morning arctic cold, gushing quickly freezing water into the street and cutting off drinking water to about 40 homes.

The 8-inch main broke Wednesday morning at 2:00 on McDade Boulevard near Cherry Street in Colingdale.

Water poured into the street and much of it froze almost instantly.

Utility workers got to the intersection in just a few minutes and cut off the water.

McDade Boulevard was closed at the scene while workers made the repair.

Around 40 homes were without water because of the 8-inch cement water main break.

All the homes got their water back around 11:00 a.m.

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