PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A 20-inch water main break in Northeast Philadelphia is causing a traffic mess. The break happened on Cottman Avenue and Walker Street in Holmesburg, around 7 a.m. Tuesday.
The eastbound lane of Cottman Avenue, between Walker and Algard Streets, is closed for repairs.
Work on the break may also impact water service for residents in the neighborhood. Customers should call (215) 685-6300 to report any water service issues.
It's been a nightmare for drivers along Cottman Avenue, one of the busiest roads in the Northeast.
When CBS3 first got to the main break around 8 a.m., it looked like a geyser. There was water shooting out about a foot into the air, gallons and gallons of it, running the length of Cottman Avenue.
No word on how long it will take to repair the main.
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