Residents in Newton left dry after water main break

NEWTON - Authorities in Newton say more than 2,000 residents are without water after a public works crew broke a line connecting the town to a reservoir.

An Andover public works crew was repairing a catch basin for a storm drain when the break occurred around 8:15 a.m. yesterday.

The lack of water forced the Sussex County Courthouse to close early yesterday and prompted officials to order portable toilets for poll workers staffing today's primary election.

Three water tankers were called in to provide water for Newton residents last night.

Town officials say it could take 24 to 48 hours to restore service completely. Officials say residents who have water pressure should continue to boil their water first until further notice.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The Majestic Lanes bowling alley was damaged when 1 Driver crashes into Woodbridge bowling alley
South Amboy police said two men were killed 2 New details released in fatal South Amboy wrong-way crash

advertisement | advertise on News 12


It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.