Northeast Philadelphia water main breaks, floods busy intersection

Frankford and Torresdale Avenues in Northeast Philadelphia. Credit: Google maps.
Frankford and Torresdale Avenues in Northeast Philadelphia. Credit: Google maps.

A water main break in Northeast Philadelphia early this morning has buried the well-traveled intersection under water, reports say.

CBS Philadelphia is reporting that the Water Department is working to plug a leak in a 60-inch transmission main which ruptured near Torresdale and Frankford Avenues.

The pipe, located in Frankford, burst around 9:30 a.m., according to the news outlet.

SEPTA told CBS that bus routes 5 and 56 will be detoured.

Check back for more information.

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