PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A major water main break that sent thousands of gallons of water spewing onto a busy road early this morning and continued to cause problems for residents of several local communities into the afternoon hours.

The problem started when a 36-inch main ruptured along Becks Run Road this morning.

The break shut down traffic on the road between East Carson Street and Wagner Avenue. At this point, there’s no word on when the road will reopen.

A number of communities were asked to conserve water as a result of the water main break.

The Pennsylvania American Water Company issued a voluntary conservation notice for customers in the city of Pittsburgh and several South Hills Communities. That order has since been lifted.

The notice included the following neighborhoods: the City of Pittsburgh, Green Tree Borough, Mt. Lebanon, Baldwin, Castle Shannon and Dormont.

More information is available by visiting the Pennsylvania American Water Company’s website or calling the toll-free customer service center at 1-800-565-7292.

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