Crews cut water to Philadelphia main turned geyser

Crews have finally cut the flow of water to a busted main that turned part of northeast Philadelphia into a perpetual Old Faithful.

Workers stopped the 100 to 200 feet geyser around 8 a.m. Thursday, about 13 hours after the 10-inch fire department service line ruptured.

It was at least the ninth water main break in the city in two days.

Roadways flooded and frozen tree branches toppled, but the Philadelphia Water Department said no residences lost service. The department said the affected line supplied water to a sprinkler system at a nearby business.

Workers searching for a shut-off valve suspended operations at 3 a.m. due to unsafe conditions after one worker was injured. He’s in stable condition.

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