Water main break closes block of Liberty St. in Allentown

N. 13th and W. Liberty intersection to remain closed for couple days

Posted: 0:02 PM EDT May 21, 2013   Updated: 5:32 PM EDT May 21, 2013
Water main break
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

Residents of one neighborhood in Allentown unexpectedly found themselves living on waterfront property.

A broken water main flooded the area of North 13th and West Liberty streets late Tuesday morning. Water covered the streets and sidewalks until crews could isolate the leak.

Work is now underway to replace the 12-inch line, which is expected to take a couple days, said city spokesman Mike Moore.

In the meantime, the intersection of North 13th and West Liberty will be remain closed to traffic.