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BEECHVIEW (KDKA) — Water gushed down a Beechview street for hours Sunday after a water main break.

Resident Halli Dianna, who just moved into the area about a week ago, says her neighbors were outside around 8 a.m., watching the water rush down Rutherford Avenue.

Pennsylvania American Water says a 6-inch main that was installed in the 1920s broke.

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Through a crack in the road, water could be seen rushing underneath the pavement, and Dianna fears the road is collapsing.

Resident Taylor Leturgey said there was about 8 inches of water in his basement.

“Our street is known for flooding, water coming down the hill a lot, so I’d like to see a little bit higher of a curb or something just to prevent this from happening again,” Leturgey said.

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About 25 homes were without water for hours as Pennsylvania American Water crews made repairs. Water service was restored around 7 p.m.

This was only one of several water main breaks in the Pittsburgh area on Sunday.

 

Route 51 near Streets Run Road was flooded in Pleasant Hills around noon. Duquesne Light crews were out inspecting a utility pole surrounded by water.

Another water main break in the Mon Valley was affecting water service in Liberty and Lincoln boroughs.

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