Intersection reopens 4 months after Frankford water main break

FRANKFORD - April 23, 2014

Back on December 23rd, a 48-inch main, attached to a 60-inch transmission line, ruptured in the area of Frankford and Torresdale avenues.

The rupture acted like a plug being pulled out of a bath tub, and all of the main transmission lines started feeding into the area of the break, causing an incredible gush of water.

The break damaged the roadway and flooding nearby businesses plus homes and businesses in eight zip codes, as far away as Center City, experienced low water pressure.

Crews worked for several months and even through the winter months. The Philadelphia Water Department completed repairs Tuesday and the intersection was reopened at 3:00 p.m.

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