GREENTREE (KDKA) — A water main break created a geyser in Green Tree Thursday night.

It happened around 9:45 p.m. at Poplar Street and Mansfield Avenue.

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Water was still shooting out of the road around 11 p.m. Crews said the valve is too old and rusted, so they had to find another valve to shut the water off.

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A portion of Poplar Street is closed from Mansfield Avenue down to Churchill Road. The road remained closed early Friday morning.

KDKA’s Lindsay Ward Reports:

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Crews were working throughout the night to make repairs. Pennsylvania American Water said the broken line is a 24-inch main, and it was impacting service to approximately 2,700 customers. Pennsylvania American Water anticipated that service will be restored by late Friday evening.

Pennsylvania American Water said water tankers are available and customers should bring their own containers to the following locations:

Shop’N’Save Parking Lot
2103 Noblestown Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15205.

Obey House Parking Lot
1337 Steuben St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Middletown Baptist Church Parking Lot
2660 Middletown Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

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