Water main break shuts down street in Pittsburgh neighborhood; flush and boil advisory issued
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has issued a precautionary flush and boil water advisory for several sections of Pittsburgh.
Following a large water main break on Centre Avenue in East Liberty Sunday morning, the PWSA restored pressure following a period of low-and-no water pressure for customers in the central and eastern sections of Pittsburgh.
UPMC Shadyside is also impacted by the advisory.
It released the following statement: “UPMC is following the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) boiled water notice, which affects UPMC Shadyside and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
Both hospitals remains operational and there is no impact on patient care.” The PWSA also noted that there is currently a water buffalo located at Centre Avenue, where the main break occurred, and South Euclid Street for those without water.
More than 10 hours after the 20-inch main broke in East Liberty, crews were still working on repairs, and water was continuing to flow down Centre between Negley and Highland avenues.
Centre is still closed to traffic and will remain closed until the work is complete.
Crews have the leak isolated, which has restored water pressure to impacted neighborhoods and facilities, including UPMC Shadyside hospital.
The water main break also forced businesses to close as residents flooded grocery stores looking for bottles of water.
“I went to wash my hands and there was nothing.