11 rescued from flooded streets following water main break in Philly

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One woman was freed from her car and 10 others were rescued from a nearby U-Haul storage facility

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities say at least 11 people were rescued after a large water main break in Philadelphia left cars submerged and the area completely flooded.

The 48-inch break occurred around 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Nicetown area of North Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel says one woman was freed from her car and 10 others were rescued from a nearby U-Haul storage facility.

No injuries were reported.

The Philadelphia Water Department says customers who experienced reduced water pressure should see normal flow return.

It’s unclear what caused the rupture.

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