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Series Of Water Main Breaks Keeping Crews Busy

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If you’re keeping score, there were at least five water main breaks in the City of Pittsburgh Wednesday.

This rash of recent breaks has kept crews from the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority and Pennsylvania American Water going from one neighborhood to another.

Some roads are still ice covered because of the breaks, and some people still have little or no water pressure.

On the South Side, a water line ruptured in front of the Holy Assumption of St. Mary Russian Orthodox Church and both the church basement and rectory basement were flooded.

Fr. Patrick Carpenter said at first he thought a pipe burst in the basement, but then he looked outside and saw water gushing in the street.

Carpenter said this is what happens with an aging infrastructure, and “the temperature goes up and down like yo-yos.”

A six-inch line also broke on Kearns Avenue and Warriors Road near the Pittsburgh-Green Tree border.

Other water line ruptures occurred in the Brookline and Banksville neighborhoods.

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