Ruptures cause water woes around area

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The cold weather is being blamed for numerous water woes all over the Delaware Valley.

Around 6:30 p.m. Monday, authorities say an interior sprinkler gave way at the Yorktown Arms apartment complex in North Philadelphia resulting in water flowing all over one of the four floors.

Displaced residents were ushered to a communal section of the building.

At around the same in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia, a water main break caused an icy situation on 58th Street near Woodbine Avenue.

The broken 8-inch main caused seven properties to be without water.

Just around the corner along the 5700 block of Wynnefield, work continues on the remnants of what was a sizeable main break that occurred less than a month ago.

Meanwhile in West Chester, Chester County a water pipe ruptured at a nursing home sending resident fleeing from one section of building.

Fire crews were called to the Parklane at Bellingham nursing home shortly after 6:30 p.m. Once there, they shut down the interior water pipe and relocated the displaced.

No injuries were reported.