• Water main break damages property, leaves behind icy mess in Overbrook

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    PITTSBURGH - Pennsylvania American Water crews have spent a better part of the day fixing a water main break in Overbrook.  

    The break happened around 4:30 a.m. along Elwyn Avenue and it left behind an icy mess.  

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    Pennsylvania American Water said an 8-inch water line break affected service to approximately 25 customers.

    One of those customers is Jessica Lucas, who woke up this morning to find out she didn't have water and then walked outside and saw the damage.  Her driveway is sinking in some spots and water was streaming through her yard. 

    “It’s a mud pile.  It’s there.  My poor neighbors have a river and lake in their front yard,” Lucas said.  

    The break caused extremely slick and treacherous conditions. 

    Pittsburgh Public Works crews will come out periodically to throw down more salt so no one slips on the ice. 

    A spokesperson from Pennsylvania American Water said the water break was repaired just before 1 p.m. and service was restored. 


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