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Geyser subsides as crews repair water main break in Pittsburgh's Observatory Hill

Jacob Tierney
| Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, 5:57 a.m.
A water main break created a geyser in Observatory Hill on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.
WPXI
A water main break created a geyser in Observatory Hill on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.

Water service was expected to be restored in Pittsburgh's Observatory Hill neighborhood Wednesday morning following a water main break the previous afternoon that created a geyser, Tribune-Review news partner WPXI-TV reported.

The break near Oakdale Street launched a torrent of water skyward out of a hole in the ground at about 4:30 p.m.

The geyser subsided when the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority shut off the water and crews worked to repair the break.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-6646 or jtierney@tribweb.com.

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