Work to repair site of Germantown water-main break continues

Three days after a water-main break flooded the intersection of Chelten and Pulaski avenues, the Philadelphia Water Department was still working on Monday to fix the problem.

PWD spokesman John DiGiulio said the broken line and a valve were repaired over the weekend.

“We are in the process of scheduling more work to place another 16-inch valve,” he said. “From there, we will turn it over to the streets division for the street to be repaved.”

DiGiulio noted that the street is not fully restored at this time, a comment supported by visible signs of buckling in the intersection.

A portion of the intersection remained blocked off on Monday afternoon so PGW workers could address the damage, but traffic is able to get around it both on Chelten and Pulaski avenues.

Chelten Plaza developer Pat Burns said that businesses in the shopping center did not suffer any damage as a result of the water-main break.

In regard to reports that businesses in the immediate area have not had telephone service since the Friday afternoon water-main break, DiGiulio urged anyone experiencing those problems to contact Verizon.

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