Water main bursts in West Philadelphia, dumps gallons of water in streets

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - Residents in west Philadelphia were evacuated after a 36-inch pipe burst dumping about 12.5 million gallons of water into the streets.

When police and firefighters got to the scene, they found water coming up from underneath the street. Crews were able to shut off the water, but when it finally receded, homes and at least a dozen cars were damaged.

Still no word yet on what caused the water main to burst.

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