A 36-inch water main in the Strip District broke Tuesday evening, flooding Smallman Street. Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority said customers between 15th and 17th streets continue to be without water, and the roadway is blocked off to traffic between 14th and 17th streets.
A video posted on Twitter about an hour after the break showed water gushing upward and filling the street, while people observed from the 16th Street Bridge.
Happening right now in the Strip District.
There’s a massive water main break on Smallman St, beneath the 16th St Bridge.
People are gathered on the bridge and at Smallman + 14th St.
Several cars are completely submerged and Smallman St is closed. pic.twitter.com/T5LOxFQ43W
— Very Local PGH (@VeryLocalPGH) May 22, 2019
The authority said crews worked through the night and that work will continue until further notice. The cause of the break has not been announced.