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Updated: 5:55 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 | Posted: 10:33 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013
GREEN TREE, Pa. —
A water main break in Green Tree early Thursday morning left about 40 homes without service for several hours.
Officials from Pennsylvania American Water said a 12-inch line broke right underneath a sidewalk on Poplar Street.
“We have no water,” Green Tree resident Bridgett Pierce said. “I went upstairs and no water was coming out. I thought our pipes were frozen."
The water from the break rushed onto Noblestown Road, but crews were able to quickly shut the valve off and salt the roadway.
“This is a cast iron main, which typically means it's 50 to 70 years old. So it reached the end of its useful life span,” PAWC spokesman Gary Lobaugh said.
Pierce said slippery sidewalks made her walk to the bus Thursday morning tricky.
“I work downtown and riding the bus is convenient. It’s going to be a treacherous, slippery walk this morning,” Pierce said.
PAWC officials said service is expected to be restored to all customers by 5 p.m. Poplar Street is expected to remain closed until about 9 p.m.
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