Water-main break snarls traffic in Manayunk

A water-main break Wednesday afternoon caused basement flooding in nine businesses and snarled traffic in Manayunk.

An eight-inch water main ruptured about 3:30 p.m. in the 4400 block of Main Street, said Philadelphia Water Department spokeswoman Laura Copeland. Crews eventually shut off the water, leading to a halt of water service for more than 20 businesses. The 4400 block of Main also was closed to traffic.

The department expected to restore service Wednesday night, Copeland said. The cause of the break was not immediately known. — Robert Moran