PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A water main break flooded a busy intersection in downtown Pittsburgh Friday morning, but repairs aren’t going as fast as expected.
The break is located at Stanwix Street and Fort Pitt Boulevard.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Trolley Museum To Build New 21,000-Square-Foot Welcome And Education Center
“I came out this morning, there was water everywhere,” said downtown resident Kartik Suvramany.
Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority crews closed off the inbound side of Fort Pitt Boulevard between Stanwix and Market Streets for repairs.
Pittsburgh Water said Saturday night that inbound portion of Fort Pitt Boulevard remains closed until further notice.
However, crews ran into a snag while digging the first hole and are digging a second hole.
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Duquense Light crews were called to the scene to check their equipment underground before repairs were allowed to continue.
All the water caused the street to begin crumbling, and there were worries about a possible sinkhole.
However, because the road is closed, access has been cut off to multiple buildings, including a health club, office buildings and a high-rise condominium.
PWSA officials say they do not anticipate an interruption in water service for its customers at this time.
Officials say the age of the system is likely what caused the break.
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WATCH: KDKA’s Pam Surano reports live on the water main breaks.