Work to repair broken water main in Center City Philadelphia could take months

July 5, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Work to replace a 48-inch water main that burst below a Center City intersection on Tuesday and flooded surrounding blocks could take “several months,” a Philadelphia Water Department spokesman said Thursday.

The spokesman, John DiGiulio, said the intersection of Sansom and Jupiter Streets would remain closed while the work — which will include a wider excavation of the sink hole that the opened up as a result of the break — is done.

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