Water main breaks wreak havoc across Philadelphia in the bitter cold temperatures

When temperatures are as cold as they have been in the first week of 2018, bursting pipes and water main breaks are real concerns throughout the Delaware Valley.

Two huge water main breaks caused problems for both residents and commuters in Philadelphia Sunday, January 7.

In Philadelphia's Fairmount section, an eight-inch main at 17th and Callowhill busted early in the morning. It forced the closure of the Vine Street Expressway.

It took crews several hours to clean up, especially given the frigid temperatures and ice concerns.

There was a watery mess after a water main break in Philadelphia's Cobb Creek section.

The eight-inch water main break occurred at the 5400 block of Larchwood Avenue.
30 customers are without water and the area faces major icing concerns.