Water main break in Abington causes flooding, some under boil-water advisory

A big cleanup is underway in a Montgomery County neighborhood where a water main break spilled massive amounts of water out into the streets. The flow has since stopped.

It was angry, white water that came flooding down side steps and driveways just before 4 p.m. in Abington Township's Ardsley section.

The Aqua PA 16-inch water main burst along the 900 block of Edge Hill Road, sending a deluge of water down the slope to homes perched on the 900 block of Tyson Avenue, which saw the brunt of the sudden water blast.

Some residents evacuated on their own due to the flooding, but there were no reports of any injuries.

By early evening, fire trucks, police vehicles and emergency workers had gathered on the sand caked street where the water rushed through. A small waterfall even formed on the wall of a resident's home.

An Aqua PA employee told Fox 29 the main last broke in 1982. The company says it has a water truck in the neighborhood for those without service and a claims adjuster for home owners with damage. They hope to have repairs done by 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.

In the meantime, some residents have been placed under a precautionary boil-water advisory. Such advisories will be hand-delivered to residents. Those under the advisory should boil their water until Aqua notifies them that the advisory has been lifted.