Water service restored in South Hills

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Many South Hills communities started their day without water.

Pennsylvania-American Water this morning said there was a break in a 42-inch-wide line in a rural area of Carrick near Route 51.

Josephine Posti, water company spokeswoman, said all water service has been restored, but some customers may still be experiencing low pressure. Service should return to normal in the next two to four hours, she said shortly after 8:30 a.m.

Numerous communities have been affected, including Mt. Lebanon, Green Tree, Baldwin Borough, Brentwood and Whitehall. Pittsburgh neighborhoods without water included Carrick, Brookline, Banksville, Overbrook and Beechview. Still other communities were experiencing low water pressure.

Meanwhile, emergency crews were responding to two other major water main breaks, including at least one in Mt. Lebanon, officials said.

Shortly before 11 a.m., a large line also ruptured at the utility's facility on Becks Run Road, sending water bubbling up from lot and onto the road. Ms. Posti said that repair likely will take 10 to 12 hours and only a handful of customers, if any, would be affected.

Becks Run Road is wet but remains open, she said.

First Published June 20, 2014 12:00 AM

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