Section of Verree Road to close for repairs

A small sec­tion of Ver­ree Road in Bustleton will be closed for three weeks to a month to re­pair dam­age caused by an early Monday-morn­ing wa­ter main break.

The dam­age to the street was so ex­tens­ive that a part of Ver­ree between Welsh and Pine Hill roads will have to be re­placed “curb to curb,” said Phil­adelphia Wa­ter De­part­ment spokes­man John Di­Gi­ulio. That whole stretch won’t be re­paired, he stressed, but it will be between Pine Hill and Welsh that work will be done.

Mo­tor­ists who like to use Ver­ree as a nice di­ag­on­al short­cut should start look­ing for al­tern­ate routes.

The 12-inch wa­ter main broke about mid­night Sunday and was re­paired by 1:30 p.m. Monday, Di­Gi­ulio said. About 15 prop­er­ties were af­fected, he said, and two of those got wa­ter in their base­ments. He said an ad­juster already has seen res­id­ents about dam­ages to their prop­er­ties. ••

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