A significant water main breach occurred Tuesday between 36th and 38th streets on Hamilton Walk near the Quad. Penn Fire and Emergency Services responded with an Incident Management Team (IMT), which was on scene to attempt to mitigate the impact on nearby Penn buildings. However, since the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is overseeing repairs, IMT members on scene were unable to comment on efforts to stop the flooding.

PWD crews unearthed the pipe beneath Hamilton Walk and opened several fire hydrants in an attempt to decrease pressure in the water main. As of Tuesday evening, PWD crews were still pumping water from the crevice in order to start repair. Hamilton Walk was passable only across plywood bridges.

Gregory Boyek | Staff Photographer

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