According to Matt Labovites, assistant commissioner of operations with the Department of Public Works & Parks (DPW&P), an 8-inch high surface main on East Shelby St. broke at about 6 a.m. and led to "some standing water in a part of the park for a period of time.
Between six to eight houses were left without water while the main was shut down until the problem was resolved, he
The problem has since been resolved.
stopped short of saying the park was flooded as a result of the break and said the water was absorbed during the day.
"There is drainage in the park," he
"It is not unusual for any drain to get overwhelmed."
says crews were dispatched to the drain soon after it was reported through the water division's 24-hour hotline.
A cause was not immediately determined, he
says, adding he
was uncertain how old the broken main was.