Crews rescue 11 people following massive water main break in North Philadelphia

Crews are on the scene of a 48-inch water main break in North Philadelphia.

It happened near West Hunting Park and Wissahickon avenues around 6 p.m. Tuesday. SKYFOX flew over the scene that showed water flooding the streets and a vehicle submerged.

SKYFOX flew over the scene Tuesday night.

Almost a dozen people had to be rescued by boat, including workers in a nearby U-Haul building, according to Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel.

"I had to take my glasses off to see. Like wait a minute this can’t be what I’m looking at. It’s like Niagara Falls outside of the window," said Bernard Young.  He was inside the U-Haul building in his storage unit when he heard the emergency alarm. 

No word on what caused the break at this time. There was a water main break at this exact same location on Sept. 12, 2015. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.



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