Bellefonte

Water shut down in Bellefonte after line break

Water line break shoots water into the air along Valentine Hill Road, in Bellefonte, Pa., June 1, 2014.
Water line break shoots water into the air along Valentine Hill Road, in Bellefonte, Pa., June 1, 2014.

A water line break sent a geyser into the air Sunday morning near the corner of Willowbank Street and Valentine Hill Road, canceling services at a nearby church.

Borough officials briefly shut off water at the scene, stopping the spray after more than 90 minutes.

Bellefonte police Officer Todd Walter, who was at the scene, said the break appears to have been on the water main that feeds the industrial line to the former Corning plant on College Avenue in College Township.

The Church of the Good Shepherd called off services Sunday, the Rev. Frank Skies said, because crews were set up near the church and were closing streets, keeping parishioners from reaching the church.

Police said the break was about 50 yards from the church, along Logan Branch stream.

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