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Updated: 7:41 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 | Posted: 4:23 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
A water main break that impacted several buildings in Oakland and Uptown, including Magee-Womens and UPMC Mercy hospitals, has been repaired.
The 16-inch break was reported around 2:30 p.m. on Fifth Avenue between Jumonville and Stevenson streets, officials said.
A large portion of the Bluff area was affected with low water pressure, according to Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority officials.
An employee at Mercy Hospital told Channel 11’s David Johnson that the hospital was without service for about an hour and 15 minutes, but it’s since been restored.
According to UPMC’s Twitter account, water and hand sanitizers were distributed to ensure seamless patient care.
Some bldgs in Oakland and Uptown incl @Magee_Womens UPMC Mercy and office bldgs are experiencing significant water shortages— UPMC/PittHealth News (@UPMCnews) January 29, 2014
Some bldgs in Oakland and Uptown incl @Magee_Womens UPMC Mercy and office bldgs are experiencing significant water shortages
PWSA officials said all medical facilities have confirmed that their water pressure has returned to normal.
Residents who live on Fifth Avenue between Jumonville and Stevenson streets are still without water. That section of Fifth Avenue will remain closed until further notice.
Channel 11's Lisa Sylvester (@LisaSylvester) tweeted out this photo to her followers shortly after the break was reported.
Major water main break in Oakland causing big problems for area hospitals and Duquesne University #wpxipic.twitter.com/GjP303GP85— Lisa Sylvester (@LisaSylvester) January 29, 2014
Major water main break in Oakland causing big problems for area hospitals and Duquesne University #wpxipic.twitter.com/GjP303GP85
In the event of a water or sewer emergency, residents are asked to call PWSA Emergency Dispatch at 412-255-2429 or 412-255-2409.
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