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Whitehall Water Main Break Damages 3 Homes

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(Photo Credit: William Marcus)

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WHITEHALL (KDKA) – A water main break in Munhall caused considerable amounts of damage to at least three homes Wednesday morning.

The break happened on Azalea Drive around 9:30 a.m. and water could been seen shooting 50 to 60 feet into the air.

“I guess a contractor for Columbia Gas was digging. They’re replacing the gas line here and he hit the water line,” Whitehall Fire Chief Lee Price said.

One resident is dealing with the cleanup after water damaged his home.

“The basement’s totaled. Attic, water all in the attic, living room, computer room, everything,” Jesse Burke said. “I’m just glad I’m out of the house and nobody got hurt.”

Water service has been restored in the area.

Crews were assessing the damage late this afternoon and pumping the water from the damaged homes.

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