Water main break causes ice-covered cars, SEPTA disruptions

A West Philadelphia water main break has coated cars and roadways in ice and has interrupted traffic and SEPTA operations.

The water main break occurred around midnight Friday morning on 63rd Street between Haverford and Girard avenues and was responsible for suspended SEPTA trolley routes and an icy mess,NBChas reported.

The Route 15 trolley remained suspended,Philly.comstated, adding that the Route 10 trolley was also disrupted but has since resumed.

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The break, which crews eventually determined to have been caused by a broken fire hydrant, left ice on the road and nearby cars, NBC added. The Philadelphia Water Department had to temporarily shut off service, and police blocked the area to traffic.

Salt trucks were needed to help melt the ice, according to NBC.

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Officials were advising motorists to avoid the area, Philly.com added.

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