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Washington Pike (Route 50) re-opens after water main is fixed

Madasyn Czebiniak
A water main break prompted the closure of Washington Pike (Route 50) in Soctt Township on Friday, April 19, 2019.

A stretch of Washington Pike (Route 50) in Scott Township re-opened Saturday after a water main that burst Friday was repaired.

The South Hills thoroughfare between Greentree Road and Thoms Run Road re-opened to traffic around 1 p.m., according to Gary Lobaugh, a spokesman for Pennsylvania-American Water Co.

The broken pipeline flooded a nearby power station and buckled portions of the roadway, which closed between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, Lobaugh said.

Lobaugh said 175 customers lost water service due to the break. That service was restored around 11 a.m. Saturday.

Madasyn Czebiniak is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Madasyn at 724-226-4702, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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