Water froma water main break pours into a stormdrain on Woodbrook Lane. (Photo by Pete Mazzaccaro)

Police, Verizon and Philadelphia Water Department crews were called to address a water main break this afternoon that was spewing gallons of water in a steady stream down Stenton Avenue and blocking early rush-hour traffic both ways.

The water gushed from the sidewalk and road just above Roumfort Road and flowed for two blocks to Woodbrook Lane where it flowed into a storm drain.

Residents in the area reported interrupted water service.