Large Water Main Break Floods Frankford

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By Mark Abrams and Syma Chowdhry

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A major water main break in the city’s Frankford section prompted evacuations and school closures Monday morning.

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The 48-inch water main broke shortly before 9 a.m. at the intersection of Frankford and Torresdale Avenues.

Widespread service disruptions were reported and there was low water pressure in several nearby areas of the city (See Related Story).

“We have three 60″ pipes here and one 48″ that comes off of them. It took us about 20 to 30 minutes to identify where and start closing the valves,” Howard Neukrug, PWD Commissioner said.

By 11:30 a.m., the water department says the shut was complete and water was back in service throughout the city.

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Nearby businesses, including a daycare, were evacuated.

Firefighters moved…

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