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Major water main break creates cascade in South Side Slopes

| Friday, August 17, 2018 6:30 a.m
Water rushes down steps after a water main break in Pittsburgh’s South Side Slopes Thursday, August 16, 2018.

A broken water main created a torrent of water rushing down the hills and steps in Pittsburgh’s South Side Slopes neighborhood Thursday night, according to Tribune-Review news partner WPXI.

The break was reported around 11 p.m. on St. Thomas Street.

Police called for barricades to redirect the ensuing waterfall, and the break created a large hole in the street, WPXI reported.

The water has been shut off and repairs are underway, according to the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.

Buildings on Regina Street and a stretch of Saint Thomas Street between Monastery and Saint Martin streets will be without water until repairs are completed, around 4 p.m., according to PWSA.

That stretch of Saint Thomas Street will be closed to traffic during repairs.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jacob at 724-836-6646, or via Twitter @Soolseem.

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