• Water main break near Magee-Womens, Mercy hospitals repaired; Water restored

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    PITTSBURGH - 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.

    https://twitter.com/UPMCnews/status/428632437866782720

    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.

    https://twitter.com/LisaSylvester/status/428641482505875456

    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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