Scotch Plains water main repairs may take 2 days

Authorities say it may be a couple days before a water main break in Scotch Plains is fixed.The 48-inch main ruptured yesterday leaving much of

SCOTCH PLAINS - Authorities say it may be a couple days before a water main break in Scotch Plains is fixed.

The 48-inch main ruptured yesterday leaving much of the neighborhood flooded. Four surrounding towns were also left with low water pressure at times.

Crews will also have to fix a gaping hole in the road on Portland Avenue that was left behind by the break.

New Jersey American Water says it's going to look into what caused the pipe to break. Meanwhile, residents in Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Watchung, and Warren are being asked to conserve water.

Water main break floods Scotch Plains streets, buildings VIDEO: Water main break floods section of Scotch Plains

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A strong nor'easter is impacting New Jersey. 1 New Jersey Weather Forecast
Jersey Shore braces for nor'easter 2 Jersey Shore braces for nor'easter
Heavy winds in Long Branch cause roof to 3 Heavy winds in Long Branch cause roof to fly off condo building
Authorities say 25-year-old Nathan Price fatally shot 21-year 4 Police seek suspect in Newark murder
Newark Penn Station saw very large crowds of 5 NJ Transit service resumes following overhead wire problems

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

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.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE