Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Philadelphia Water Department says break occurred near large summer incident.
For the second time in six months, a water main break plagued the Green Lane end of Main Street—though the more recent one left far less damage. Early Sunday morning, the Philadelphia Water Department responded to a 6-inch water main break emanating from the 100 block of Carson Street—the alley-like street behind the U.S. Post Office and near the SEPTA Manayunk station entrance. Water department spokesperson Laura Copeland said the break, which happened around 6 a.m. Nov. 25, left six residents and one business without water for most of the day. Service returned by 3 p.m., she said. The break happened on the side street but the water trickled to Main Street. Unlike the May 16 incident, which flooded several businesses and closed the Green …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Leverington Avenue gym had to close Monday following water issue.
Everything returned to normal Tuesday for one Manayunk gym that had to close early the previous day. Intoxx Fitness on Leverington Avenue closed around 3 p.m. Monday following a water main break in the area, a store employee said. The incident left the gym without running water into the evening, forcing them to close. On Tuesday, everything was back to normal. No refunds will be offered, as the the gym was still open most of the day, the employee said. Plymouth-Whitemarsh Patch editor Kyle Bagenstose tipped us off on the closure.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Water flow quickly ceased on small Manayunk block.
Update: 2:45 p.m. Philadelphia Water Department crews quickly controlled a water main break Monday morning on the 10 block of Osborn Street in Manayunk. However, some properties remain without water. A six-inch water main break erupted around 9:30 a.m. Monday morning at the dead-end street off of Ridge Avenue, flooding the small block's lower end, PWD spokesperson John DiGiulio said. Crews quickly contained the water flow after arriving on scene. A worker on site said the valve was immediately turned off and that they were waiting for the pooled water to dissipate. DiGiulio said that although the flow quickly stopped, 11 properties remained without water service throughout Monday. He said he expected service restoration to occur within a …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Crews on-site are cleaning up 12-inch main break at Ridge and Manayunk Avenues.
A 12-inch water main break erupted onto Ridge Avenue early Thursday morning, though crews quickly shut it down avoiding major traffic backups. Throughout the day, workers repaired the area, and altered the traffic flow. The traffic-light intersection at Ridge and Manayunk Avenues, more-or-less the Roxborough-Wissahickon-Manayunk border, witnessed a break just before 7 a.m. Thursday, Philadelphia Water Department spokesperson John DiGiulio said. Unlike the major breaks in Tioga or Bainbridge Street earlier this summer—or the Main Street, Manayunk one in May—the break was relatively small. Crews had it shut off by 7:45 a.m., he said. Some homes in the immediate area experienced water coming into their basements. Additionally, the work …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Manayunnk shop will close for renovations.
Almost all business returned to normal on Main Street following a May 16 water main break that tied up Manayunk. All business, save one cigar shop and lounge. Ashes Cigar Lounge announced on its Facebook page Tuesday that water damage from the busted water main will force it to renovate. It estimated that it would be midsummer before it reopened. The entire message read: "Good morning everybody. As I am sure all of you have noticed by now, the ruptured water main incident has forced Ashes to be closed the past week. After evaluating the internal damages, it has been determined that we will need to undergo some severe renovations, and the lounge will not be able to open back to the public until midsummer. We apologize for this inconvenience…
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The cause is unknown for the May 16 main rupture.
Water main breaks aren't uncommon for the Philadelphia Water Department. With 3,000 miles of water mains in the city, an 8-inch break, like what happened in Manayunk Wednesday, causes headaches for businesses and residents. However, that's when the water department kicks it into gear to minimize the damage. "We get crews out there as fast as possible and try to stop the water and aid those affected," PWD spokesperson Laura Copeland said Thursday morning. The Manayunk break took nearly 11 hours for the situation to get under control. The incident started around 3 p.m. on the 4400 block of Main Street, in front of the Philadelphia Fire Department—Engine 12 and Ashes Cigars. The water flow ceased around 5 p.m., but it wasn't until 1:45 a.m. …
Water department worked overnight getting street ready.
Main Street, in its entirety, reopened Thursday morning. After a water main broke late Wednesday afternoon, the Manayunk main drag and thoroughfare to I-76 shut down from Levering Street to Green Lane. About 8 inches of water descended upon the street, leaving nine businesses taking on water. Main Street Music, Ashes Cigars, and Jameson's U.S. Hotel were handful of businesses impacted, as were the U.S. Post Office and Philadelphia Fire Department—Engine 12. A majority of Main Street remained opened throughout Wednesday. That portion of the road remained closed throughout Wednesday night. Water department crews worked on the street to reopen it for the commute. Click here for our coverage and here for a photo gallery.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Traffic backed up due to malfunction.
An 8-inch water main break occurred late Wednesday afternoon, closing traffic on Main Street in Manayunk. The incident happened near Main and Green Lane, near the bridge leading to I-76. Nine commercial properties have water in their basements, the Philadelphia Water Department said. PWD spokesperson Laura Copeland said the epicenter was at 4445 Main St., in front of the Engine 12 fire house of the Philadelphia Fire Department The road was closed on Main Street from Green to Levering streets. Police directed traffic up Green Lane and down Main Street to Leverington Avenue. Water department crews successfully turned off the main around 5 p.m. The water level almost immediately receded. The Business Side The majority of Main Street was …