Water Flows Into Homes After Main Break In West Philly

 Monday, June 15, 2015

 NBC Philadelphia

A massive water main break forced the evacuations of several homes and sent millions of gallons of water flowing onto the streets of a Philadelphia neighborhood Sunday morning. Philadelphia Water Department officials said a 36-inch water main ruptured around 4:30 a.m. on 52nd Street in West Philadelphia.The break sent approximately 12.5 million gallons of water flowing into the streets in the neighborhood. As a result of the water main break, 14 people were evacuated from their homes and placed in temporary shelter at West Philadelphia High School. Some residents reported having ankle-deep water in their homes.