Water main breaks flood streets in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Water main breaks flood streets in Manayunk
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Two water main breaks flooded the streets in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia on Wednesday morning.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Two water main breaks flooded the streets in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia on Wednesday morning.

The breaks happened in the 100 block of Conarroe Street and along nearby Mansion Street.

Residents woke up to a river flowing through their neighborhood.

Guillermo Laiva said he noticed a strange sound around 7:30 a.m.

"We heard the gushing of the water going down the street," he said.

The water got close to some businesses at the bottom of the hill.

The city sent salt trucks out to prevent ice from forming, but with temperatures below freezing that was a tall task.

Some roads had to be closed off for safety reasons

The sidewalk was lifted up in the spot where the water main broke.

There was construction nearby, but there was no word on if that work had anything to do with the break or if the cold weather was to blame.