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Massive water main break floods Philadelphia's Center City
Fox News ^ | July 3, 2018 | Greg Norman

Posted on 07/03/2018 6:56:36 AM PDT by EdnaMode

A massive water main break in Philadelphia sent tens of thousands of gallons of water rushing through the streets in Center City, causing power outages, road closures and bus detours during the Tuesday morning commute.

The 48-inch main reportedly broke around 4 a.m. just blocks away from City Hall. It was not immediately clear what caused the incident, but two hours later, water was still gushing through the area.

“This is the worst water main break I’ve ever seen,” a Philadelphia Water Department spokesperson told FOX29.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: centercity; flood; philadelphia; watermain; watermainbreak
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Yikes!
1 posted on 07/03/2018 6:56:36 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

On the bright side, it cleaned the streets.


2 posted on 07/03/2018 6:57:40 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: EdnaMode

Downtown Philly becomes a big ‘swimming hole’.....

But seriously the heat was intense yesterday and I’ll guess that was likely the cause of the break.


3 posted on 07/03/2018 7:01:00 AM PDT by Nextrush (FREEDOM IS EVERYBODYS BUSINESS, REMEMBER PASTOR NIEMOLLER)
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To: bgill

It flooded an Ihop restaurant! Nothing worse than soggy pancakes.


4 posted on 07/03/2018 7:01:02 AM PDT by littleharbour ("You take on the intel community they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you" C. Schumer)
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To: EdnaMode

Democrat city governments. Always doing plastic banana displays for the cameras and nothing for their city.


5 posted on 07/03/2018 7:01:48 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

My first thought. Second thought, how will they try to make this “Trump’s fault!”


6 posted on 07/03/2018 7:03:16 AM PDT by mrsmel (I won’t be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: EdnaMode
Hmmm....90 degrees and sunny in Philly today; 87 degrees forecast for tomorrow. July 4 week, so I'd imagine a lot of those most experienced workers are on vacation.

This could get weird.

7 posted on 07/03/2018 7:06:22 AM PDT by grania (President Trump, stop believing the Masters of War!)
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To: EdnaMode
Santuary!


8 posted on 07/03/2018 7:08:04 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: mrsmel

In our Philadelphia neighborhood all the nice old trees were slowly dying. The cause was that the underground gas lines leak so badly that up to 40% of the natural gas distributed by PSWG, is lost and never billed. On calm cool mornings you could smell gas everywhere. That was 20 years ago.


9 posted on 07/03/2018 7:08:42 AM PDT by blackdog
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To: EdnaMode

A whole bunch of damaged electrical gear. Someone is about to make a fortune repairing the extensive damage.


10 posted on 07/03/2018 7:09:48 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deo et Vives)
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To: grania

That’s what “emergency recall” procedures and cooperative agreements are for. If Philly can’t find enough guys to fix this, I would think that available workers from nearby cities could be there in a couple of hours at most to help out. Plus, there are likely Army Corps of Engineers units not too far away. A four-foot main is not the kind of thing that can be handled by the second-string crew.


11 posted on 07/03/2018 7:10:29 AM PDT by Little Pig
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To: grania

The Schukyll Expressway once had an entire section of highway heave about three feet up in the air from extreme heat. Coolest thing I ever saw. It wasn’t a slow process. It just launched.


12 posted on 07/03/2018 7:11:43 AM PDT by blackdog
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To: EdnaMode

13 posted on 07/03/2018 7:13:13 AM PDT by deadrock
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To: Little Pig

Here in Memphis they just park city utility trucks blocking all access streets. Then the skilled hired contractors fix the problem and exit the scene. Then the utility crews foreman gives the local media interviews on how tough of a job it was and asks for praise for a job well done.


14 posted on 07/03/2018 7:15:13 AM PDT by blackdog
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Yes, but since when did facts matter to stupid leftists? If they cared about facts or logic, they wouldn’t be leftists.


15 posted on 07/03/2018 7:15:19 AM PDT by mrsmel (I won’t be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: BenLurkin
Since I was kid, there have routinely been watermain breaks in Philly.

In Kensington, while repairing one, it was found to be a hollowed out log with iron straps.

Late 80's/early 90's, a main broke near Erie & Torrosdale aves. A big sink-hole formed, took out the trolley tracks, created a traffic mess for a while.

It was repaired, hole filled, tracks repaired, all good.

There are 3 large mains crossing that section. And another promptly ruptured. A massive sinkhole formed, it was there for months. How the engineers would not think to replace/fortify the other two mains is beyond me.

16 posted on 07/03/2018 7:27:28 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: DariusBane

God bless the IBEW.


17 posted on 07/03/2018 7:28:17 AM PDT by blackdog
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To: bgill

Feces floats.


18 posted on 07/03/2018 7:31:29 AM PDT by Rebelbase ( Tagline disabled.)
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To: bgill

Hope it cleaned the underground of all the bums piss. I imagine Suburban Station could be a mess.


19 posted on 07/03/2018 7:35:15 AM PDT by deweyfrank (Nobody's Perfect)
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To: blackdog

And container power. Probably 100 megawatt of diesel powered electricity.


20 posted on 07/03/2018 7:36:08 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deo et Vives)
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