Wa­ter main breaks

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - LOCAL - By OS­CAR GAM­BLE

WEST NOR­RI­TON – Po­lice and util­ity work­ers were called to the scene of a wa­ter main break on West Main Street near Center Av­enue Mon­day.

Ac­cord­ing to Terry Maenza, Amer­i­can Wa­ter of Penn­syl­va­nia’s di­rec­tor of com­mu­ni­ca­tions and ex­ter­nal af­fairs, an 8-inch cast iron pipe burst around 6 p.m.

The break re­quired a length of pipe to be capped with valves while re­pairs were made, caus­ing a tem­po­rary sus­pen­sion of wa­ter ser­vice for 25 cus­tomers said Maenza.

Util­ity lines were marked and Pen­nDOT crews were on hand to salt icy buildup em­a­nat­ing from the leak.

The rup­tured line was un­der the side­walk so dis­rup­tion to traf­fic dur­ing re­pairs was min­i­mal, and wa­ter ser­vice was re­stored by 2:30 a.m., Maenza said.

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