A large water main break in Western Allentown Wednesday left areas of the city without water or with low water pressure

Written by on April 30, 2020

A large water main break in Western Allentown Wednesday left areas of the city without water or with low water pressure

By Tyler Pratt

April 30, 2020

Photo | Courtesy Lehigh County Authority

A large water main break in Western Allentown, Wednesday, April 29, left areas of the city without water or with low water pressure.

The break involved a high pressure line nearly three feet in diameter on 17th street between Union St. and Walnut. It stored and pumped water to the city and surrounding communities.

Water flooded the streets in the vicinity, and photos on social media show a large sinkhole at the intersection that swallowed vehicles. Parts of the neighborhood were issued a boil water notice.

The cause of the break is still unknown.

Updates will be posted to www.lehighcountyauthority.org as more information becomes available


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