CASTLE SHANNON (KDKA) — A late night water main break created a lot of problems for residents along a Castle Shannon street.
The break along the 3100 block of Broadway Avenue was first reported around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.
Pennsylvania American Water officials say it was a 20-inch main that burst sending water gushing down the street.
The water flooded several homes and vehicles.
“I came outside. There was water gushing through, like I’ve never seen before, massive water coming through our yards. I called 911, they could hear water gushing. They said other phone calls were coming in,” Lisa Sloan said.
Crews shut off the water and say about 95 customers are affected.
“It was a mess. I had cars parked here. It was up to the tires. You can see where it went onto my driveway, it went into my garage. There’s mud all over the place. There’s gravel all over the place,” Sloan said. “We have no water. That’s like the last thing on my mind. I don’t know why, but I have no water in there.”
The break also ended up leading to a gas link break. Columbia Gas crews were called to the scene to fix that break.
Along with the flooding damage, the water main break also caused part of the road to buckle.
“It looked like something from Ohiopyle. If you’ve ever seen a storm or after a storm at Ohiopyle, how the water just gushes out there, that’s what it was, it was like waterfalls, coming down through the driveway,” Sloan said.
Penn-American officials say the damage is covered and anyone affected should call the company at 1-800-565-722.
Crews at the scene said the earliest they expect to have the line repaired and service restored is later in the day on Friday.