Several homes evacuated in Port Richmond
A six-inch water main break was reported sometime after 3 p.m. in the 3000 block of Livingston Street, said Laura Copeland, a spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Water Department.
"We pulled our crew because of a strong odor of gas," Copeland said.
Melanie McCottry, a spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Gas Works, said there was no gas leak, but service was turned off to 18 homes at the scene to keep water from entering a gas main.
At least 10 properties reported having water in their basement, Copeland said.
Four people will stay at the Red Cross shelter overnight, said Sara Smith, a spokeswoman for the aid organization.
No injuries were reported. - Robert Moran