Water main break causes flooding in Kensington

Officials say there is no word on the size of the break at this time.

This story originally appeared on 6abc.

Officials in Philadelphia are investigating a water main break Tuesday morning that has caused flooding in the city’s Kensington section.

Emergency crews were called for the main break around 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of F and Clearfield streets.

Officials say there is no word on the size of the break at this time.

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The Philadelphia Water Department issued the following statement:

“The Philadelphia Water Department dispatched an emergency crew to investigate a possible main break in the area of Clearfield Street and Kensington Avenue around 10:30 a.m. and will work to address any issues identified as quickly as possible.

The Department is currently responding to a large number of reported breaks or leaks in the street across the city and as asks for patience as crews respond.

Customers can report water emergencies 24-hours a day by calling (215) 685-6300.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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