GREEN TREE, Pa. - Water shot into the air Thursday night in Green Tree after a water main break, the first of two in the same area.
The geyser created by the first water main break was reported about 9 p.m. in the area of Mansfield Avenue and Poplar Street.
Crews from Pennsylvania American Water were able to shut the water off and begin repairs.
A Pennsylvania American Water spokesperson said the first break occurred in a 24-inch line. Poplar Street is closed at Mansfield Avenue while repairs are made. On Friday morning, crews said there was a second water main break, this time on McKenna Avenue in an 8-inch line.
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Several crews from Pennsylvania American Water have arrived to begin repairs. I was just told there are now 2 breaks happening in this area. They will be out here for the next several hours. @WPXI pic.twitter.com/aC67RxeTvM— Mike Holden (@WPXIMikeHolden) May 10, 2019
Crafton Elementary School was dismissed early, at 12:30 p.m., because the school did not have water. School officials said students were given bottles of water.
Repairs were completed by 9 p.m. Friday night. Officials said water service is impacted for about 2,800 customers.
Water tankers were available for customers, who should bring their own containers, at the following locations:
- Shop ‘n Save parking lot: 2103 Noblestown Road, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15205
- Obey House parking lot: 1337 Steuben Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15220
- Middletown Baptist Church parking lot: 2660 Middletown Road, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15205
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