• Water main break closes part of Penn Hills road

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    PENN HILLS, Pa. - A water main break has forced the closure of part of Beulah Road in Penn Hills.

    About 16 homeowners and a day care are without water as crews work to repair the water main break. 

    Channel 11’s Marlisa Goldsmith found out crews are planning on working through the night to get the water back on.

    Water from the 12-inch main flooded the street and water made its way around the bend and down the road, forcing employees at Future Focus Childcare to shut down and send kids home because they had no water.

    "Then it started coming down the driveway," said resident Greg Cortazzo. "It was about a foot thick and then it was up against the garage door. Three foot high on the garage door, then it started seeping in."

    Everything in his garage is now ruined.

    A woman who lives right in front of the main break told Channel 11 a chunk of that pipe actually fell in the middle of her driveway.

    "There was a piece of metal that shot out of the street and came and landed in my driveway," said Kristen Logson. "All of a sudden, water started spewing everywhere."


     

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