Woman pulled to safety after road flooded by water main break

SOUTH PARK, Pa. — A woman was pulled to safety Monday morning after her car got stuck on a road flooded by a water main break in South Park, officials said.

PHOTOS: Car becomes stuck, woman pulled to safety amid water main break

The incident was reported shortly after 4 a.m. on Piney Fork Road.

Officials said the woman tried to drive through a flooded portion of the road, but her car got stuck in water, mud and rocks.

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South Park police helped get the woman to safety.

Piney Fork Road was closed due to the break. Officials said it could be a couple days before it reopens.

Crews from Pennsylvania-American Water worked to make repairs to the broken 48-inch water main.

Repairs also need to be made to the road and a guide rail, in addition to clearing debris.

“We'll have to get some front-end loaders to remove this debris. There's about a hundred feet of debris, probably 3 to 4 feet deep, that needs to be removed. We also have to fix the guide rail leading into the tunnel,” Lou Ruzzi, with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, said.

Bower Hill Elementary School in the Peters Township School District was closed Monday because the water main break impacted water pressure.

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