Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Three Rivers Stadium?

Oops…better make that Four Rivers Stadium:

PITTSBURGH -- A broken water main flooded Downtown streets and left much of the Golden Triangle with low water pressure or none at all Wednesday afternoon.

Thousands of gallons rushed from a ruptured 36-inch main at about 10:45 a.m., covering Fort Duquesne Boulevard and flowing to nearby avenues, Channel 4 Action News reported.

Hours after the break, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority crews were still trying to close all necessary valves and shut off water to the affected line, which officials believed was located somewhere on Penn Avenue.

Guy Costa, director of the city's Department of Public Works, said the task of closing valves was a difficult one. Most of them had not been turned in years, and some were obscured by bushes or small trees.

No injuries were reported, but hundreds of cars were flooded in underwater parking garages, including the one at 625 Stanwix St., Channel 4's Sheldon Ingram reported.