PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Part of the northbound side of McKnight Road has been shut down for the morning commute due to a major water main break that is causing water to pour onto the busy road.
The break was reported just before 6 a.m. near I-279.
— Lindsay Ward (@LindsayWardTV) November 8, 2019
The water is reportedly pouring onto the road, which is causing icy conditions in the cold morning air.
Drivers are being urged to use caution.
The northbound lanes of McKnight Road at West View Avenue are closed due to the break. Icy conditions are also being reported along the southbound side of the road. Drivers there are being urged to use extreme caution.
UPDATE: Northbound lanes of McKnight at West View Ave are CLOSED due to this water main break. Be very careful traveling southbound/inbound due to slick spots too plus heavy delays. Stay with @KDKA for updates. @KDKAHeather @rickdayton @RonSmileyWx @LindsayWardTV @LisaWashing pic.twitter.com/M8IsTt6gdb
— Celina Pompeani (@CelinaPompeani) November 8, 2019
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